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  Marie Kreutzer

  Austria, France, Germany     113 minutes


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.

 English, French, German, Hungarian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events


Sat, Oct 15 @ 3:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7


Sun, Oct 16 @ 2:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7


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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  Gábor Herendi

  Hungary      2021    


Captivating performances abound in this gripping drama detailing Hungarian actor and star personality Győző Szabó’s epic clash with hard-nosed psychiatrist Dr. Imre Csemus on his journey to overcome addiction and reclaim his life. Just as Győző’s career is soaring, his personal life plummets precipitously – and only one thing, or one person, can save him. But in his dogmatic effort to save his narcissistic patient, will the doctor’s own ego take him down as well? Adapted from the actor’s memoir.

 Hungarian with subtitles 
  124 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Tue, Jun 21 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting June 6 or available at the door (subject to availability).



Film Partners

Logo: Consulate General of Hungary 171x100Logo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary 191x125

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre

  Lili Horvát

  Hungary 95 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the Midwestern United States
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri).

Virtual Events

Filmmaker Q&A:

Livestream Q&A with director Lili Horvát


To what lengths would you go in pursuit of true love? After building a successful career in the U.S., gifted neurosurgeon Márta impulsively returns home to Hungary, in pursuit of the man of her dreams. The two had a brief, impassioned affair at a medical conference, but when she finds and confronts him in Budapest, he claims that they’ve never met. Undaunted, she begins to establish a new life, working at the local hospital, renting a shabby apartment—and tracking her beloved’s movements online and in the real world. But then she begins to doubt her perception of reality. Is he spinning an elaborate deception or has her obsession trapped her in a world of illusions?

“The filmmaking is exacting and assured, pulling us in like a current into the heart of a most strange romantic mystery.” –IndieWire

 English, Hungarian with subtitles 



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