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Narrative Feature | Austria/Luxembourg/Germany/France | 2022 | German/French/English/Hungarian | 113 minutes

Long idolized by her subjects for her beauty and fashionable tastes, Empress Elizabeth ‘Sissi’ of Austria (Vicky Krieps, PHANTOM THREAD) faces losing the public’s interest now that she has turned the dreaded age of 40. With her role in politics reduced to the purely performative, and a monotonous future of strictly ceremonial duties ahead of her, Sissi resolves to rebel against the world’s hyperbolized image of her. Grounded in Krieps’ incendiary, unsentimental performance, which earned her an acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Marie Kreutzer’s CORSAGE is an enthralling portrait of a woman determined to take back control of her narrative and protect her legacy. This IFC Films release is Austria’s official selection for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards.