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Corsage

  Marie Kreutzer

  Austria, France, Germany     113 minutes

Synopsis

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.

Winner

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

 English, French, German, Hungarian with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz
  •   Marie Kreutzer
  •   Ulrike Kofler
  •   Judith Kaufmann BVK
  •   Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Katharina Lorenz, Jeanne Werner, Alma Hasun, Manuel Rubey, Finnegan Oldfield, Aaron Friesz, Rosa Hajjaj, Lilly Marie Tschörtner, Colin Morgan
  •   Nicolas Leroy, Angelo Dos Santos
  •   Camille
  •   Vicky Krieps
  •   Film AG

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Film Patron

Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation

International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Family Foundation

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The Film Title

  Horace Van Welmute

  Austria, Belarus, Croatia     634 minutes

Synopsis

Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny’s best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

“What is this?”
-everyone

 Croatian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Thursday, Sept 30, 2021 @ 7:00pm

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Film Credits

  •   Paul Producer
  •   Samir Screenwriter
  •   J. Jonah Jameson
  •   Annie Lebowitz
  •   Candice D.P. Willgins
  •   Bill Murray, Charlie Chaplin, Reese Witherspoon, Daniel Day-Lewis
  •   Junkie XL
  •   The Decemberists
  •   Dan Quayle, Will Smith
  •   Dreamworks, A24

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