Vicky Krieps Stars in Marie Kreutzer’s Irreverent Period Drama 

Cannes Award Winner Receives North American Premiere at TIFF
Opens in the US on December 23

The North American Premiere of Marie Kreutzer’s CORSAGE at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, running Sept. 8 – Sept. 18. Featuring a stunning central performance by Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island), who won the award for Best Performance in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, the film will screen as a Special Presentation on September 11 and will be followed by screenings at the New York and London film festivals in October.

Empress Elisabeth of Austria is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, “Sissi” celebrates her 40th birthday and must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. While Elisabeth’s role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna. She travels to England and Bavaria, visiting former lovers and old friends, seeking the excitement and purpose of her youth. With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elisabeth rebels against the hyperbolized image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy.

Toronto Screenings
Sunday, Sept. 11, 9:15 pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
Monday, Sept. 12, 9:30 am – Scotiabank 14
Thursday, Sept. 15, 12:30 pm – Scotiabank 4