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  •   Marie Kreutzer
  •   Austria, France, Germany

Award-winning actress Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) delivers a tour-de-force performance as Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known to many as Sissi, in a witty, unconventional costume drama that sees the frustrated royal yearning to break free from both the constraints of her courtly obligations and her reputation as a fashionable beauty. Having turned 40, the Empress begins lacing her corsets ever tighter to maintain her public image even as she grows ever more resentful of her declining political influence. Departing 1877 Vienna, she embarks on a tour of England and Bavaria visiting former lovers, in hopes of reclaiming some of the vitality of her youth and hatching a plan to protect her legacy. A bold departure from earlier films about one of Austria’s most famous figures, Corsage is a timely reflection on a woman’s perceived social worth and struggle for agency and autonomy.


58th Chicago International Film Festival Silver Hugo: Best Performance, Vicky Krieps. Learn more…

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Film Patron

Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation

International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Event Information

Saturday, October 15, 2022

  •   113 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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