Programme

CORSAGE

Marie Kreutzer

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, France, 2022 / 113 min / German OV with English subt. / Drama, Historic

Luxembourgish premiere Corsage 2nd September 2022
Vicky Krieps (main cast), Jeanne Werner (supporting actress), Marie Kreutzer (director), Bernard Michaux (luxembourgish producer) and Alexander Glehr (austrian producer).

Empress Elisabeth of Austria is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, ‘Sissi’ 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.

Screenings
Fri 02/09 19:00 Kinepolis Kirchberg GE OV with EN subt. Public https://kinepolis.lu/fr/movies/detail/23262/HO00004808/0000000001/ap-corsage

“Kreutzer builds up an episodic but compelling portrait of a disaffected woman, but one with enough stoic wisdom to know that since she bought the ticket she might as well stay on the ride as long as she can.” Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 23/05/2022

Awards
  • Best Performance (Vicky Krieps), Un Certain Regard Cannes, 2022
Sélections
  • Best Performance (Vicky Krieps),Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2022
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Katharina Lorenz, Jeanne Werner
Screenplay 
Marie Kreutzer
Cinematographer 
Judith Kaufmann bvk
Montage 
Ruben Östlund, Mikel Cee Karlsson
Directeur de la photo 
Fredrik Wenzel
Sound 
Nicolas Leroy, Angelo Dos Santos
Set 
Martin Reiter
Music 
Camille
Production 
Film AG
Coproduction 
Samsa Film, Komplizen Film, Kazak Productions
Distribution 
Imagine Film
Biography

Marie Kreutzer was born in Graz, Austria, in 1977 and studied screenwriting at the Film Academy Vienna. After several years in development after receiving the Cinestyria grant for its script in 2005, her first feature-length film, The Fatherless (2011), premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama Special sidebar in 2011, receiving the special mention for Best First Feature. Her second film, Gruber Is Leaving (2015), was nominated for the Austrian Film Award and won the special mention as Best Film at the Zurich Film Festival. In 2016, her third feature film We Used to Be Cool premiered at the Zurich Film Festival in competition. After finalising her first TV movie Emergency Lies (2017) which she didn’t write the screenplay, The Ground Beneath My Feet (2019) is Marie Kreutzer’s fourth feature film as writer and director. It premiered at the Berlinale 2019. Vicky Krieps, the lead actress in Corsage, Kreutzer’s latest film, won the best performance award in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes this year.

Filmography
  • 2022 – Corsage
  • 2022 – Vier
  • 2019 – Der Boden unter den Füßen
  • 2017 – Die Notlüge
  • 2016 – Was hat uns bloß so ruiniert
  • 2015 – Gruber geht
  • 2011 – Die Vaterlosen
  • 2008 – Punch Noël (short)
  • 2007 – Kreuz & Quer (1 episode of the documentary TV series)
  • 2006 – White Box (short)
  • 2004 – Die sieben Todsünden (1 episode of the documentary TV series)
  • 2003 – Un peu beaucoup (short)
  • 2003 – Sendung ohne Namen (10 episodes of the TV series)
  • 2001 – Cappy Leit (short)