Corsage

Showings

Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jan 10 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jan 12 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:202
Run Time:113 minutes
Production Country:Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, France
Original Language:German, French, English, Hungarian, Italian
Subtitles:English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/P7LpMtLRe2E
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Marie Kreutzer
Cast:Vicky Krieps
Colin Morgan
Ivana Urban

Description

“Corsage” is Austria’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. The film was the winner of the Best Picture Award at the BFI London Film Festival, and lead actress Vicky Krieps earned the Best Performance Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival.


Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Vicky Krieps) is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, the Empress celebrates her 40th birthday and must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. While Elisabeth’s role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna.


She travels to England and Bavaria, visiting former lovers and old friends, seeking the excitement and purpose of her youth. With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elisabeth rebels against the hyperbolized image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy.