A Film by Marie Kreutzer. "Corsage“ celebrated its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Filmfestival 2022

Year  2022

Length: 114 min

Format:   1:2.39

Country of production  AUT, GER, LUX, FRA

Intro | Synopsis

Christmas 1877: The Empress Elisabeth of Austria celebrates her 40th birthday. In her representative role at the side of her husband Emperor Franz Joseph, she is not allowed to voice an opinion, and instead must forever remain the young and beautiful empress. In order to live up to this expectation, she adheres to a rigorous regimen of fasting, exercising, hairdressing and daily measurements of her waist. But Elisabeth has a hunger for knowledge and zest for life, increasingly rebels against the hyperbolised image of herself, and is no longer willing to live life constrained by a courtly corset.


A Film AG Production (Austria), in co-production with Samsa Film (Lux), Komplizen Film (Germany), Kazak Productions (France) and ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, ZDF/Arte And Arte Cinéma. In collaboration with Arte France. Funded by Austrian Film Institute, Film Fund Luxembourg, Fisa – Film Industry Support Austria, Vienna Film Fund, Eurimages, Land Niederösterreich and Filmfernsehfonds Bavaria.


Empress Elisabeth

Vicky Krieps

Emperor Franz Joseph

Florian Teichtmeister

Maria Festetics

Katharina Lorenz

Ida Ferenczy

Jeanne Werner

Fanny Feifalik

Alma Hasun

Ludwig II, King of Bavaria

Manuel Rubey

Louis Le Prince

Finnegan Oldfield


Aaron Friesz


Rosa Hajjaj

Marie, Queen of Sicily

Lilly Marie Tschörtner

Bay Middleton

Colin Morgan


Written and directed by

Marie Kreutzer

Director of Photography

Judith Kaufmann (bvk)


Ulrike Kofler

Production Design

Martin Reiter

Costume Design

Monika Buttinger

Make Up

Maike Heinlein

Helene Lang


Rita Waszilovics

Sound Design

Nicolas Leroy

Angelo dos Santos

Sound Mixer

Alain Goniva

Carlo Thoss

Re-Recording Mixer

Loïc Collignon

Production Manager

Gottlieb Pallendorf

Executive Producer

Vicky Krieps

Associative Producer

Jani Thiltges

Claude Waringo

Amaury Ovise


Bernard Michaux (Samsa Film)

Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade (Komplizen Film)

Jean-Christophe Reymond (Kazak Film)


Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz (Film AG)


Cannes Film Festival 2022

Best Performance Un Certain Regard: Vicky Krieps

Chicago International Film Festival 2022

Best Performance: Vicky Krieps

London Film Festival 2022

Best Film

Montclair Film Festival 2022

Special Jury Price & Best Performance: Vicky Krieps

San Sebastián International Film Festival RTV 2022

Otra Mirada Award – Special Mention: Marie Kreutzer

Sarajevo Film Festival 2022

Heart of Sarajevo Beste Actress: Vicky Krieps


Cannes Film Festival

Un Certain Regard 2022

Sarajevo Film Festival

Competition 2022

Toronto International Film Festival Special Presentation

Special Presentations 2022

New York Film Festival 2022

BFI London Film Festival

Official Competition 2022

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

World Panorama 2022

Busan International Film Festival

World Cinema 2022

Hamptons International Film Festival

World Cinema Narrative 2022

Film Festival Gent

Official Selection 2022

Zagreb Film Festival 2022

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Special Screenings 2022


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