CORSAGE: rave reviews from the Croisette

A superb Vicky Krieps gives the Empress new clothes in a brilliant reclamation of the ‘Sissi’ legend

(...) a witty subversion of biopic and costume-drama clichés

Marie Kreutzer's bold costume drama depicts a restless Empress Elisabeth of Austria touring Europe, trying to break free of her literally and figuratively constricted life at court.
Jessica Kiang, Variety

Krieps is terrific in a role which depicts Elisabeth as both a victim of her gilded cage circumstances and a chain-smoking self-absorbed uber-bitch.
A playful and puckish portrait by Marie Kreutzer
It’s a title which should be of considerable interest to high end arthouse distributors.
Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
This is a study in anger, and it is an austere and angular picture. Krieps gives an exhilaratingly fierce, uningratiating performance.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Vicky Krieps shines as Austria-Hungary's Empress Elisabeth
Adam Salomons, Indiewire

Precise, daring and intriguing
Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

© photos Cannes: Elsa Okazaki