IFC Films Acquires Hot Cannes Title ‘Corsage’ Starring Vicky Krieps as ‘Sissi’ (EXCLUSIVE)

IFC Films has nabbed North American rights to “Corsage,” Marie Kreutzer’s daring costume drama starring Vicky Krieps as the Empress Elisabeth of Austria acknowledged as Sissi.

Represented in international marketplaces by MK2 Movies, the movie entire world premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and acquired unanimous praise. It’s so much just one of the most acclaimed films participating in at the Cannes Film Competition and was circled by quite a few other distributors. IFC Films also just scooped North American rights to Cristian Mungiu’s “R.M.N.,” another Cannes film, ahead of its globe premiere at the pageant.

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“Corsage” facilities on Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The monarch is idolized for her elegance and renowned for inspiring trend developments, but in 1877, “Sissi” – as she is regarded – celebrates her 40th birthday and have to battle to maintain her general public graphic by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. When Elisabeth’s purpose has been reduced from her wishes to purely performative, her starvation for awareness and zest for lifetime can make her more and additional restless in Vienna.

She travels to England and Bavaria, going to previous lovers and outdated mates, seeking the enjoyment and objective of her youth. With a long run of strictly ceremonial responsibilities laid out in front of her, Elisabeth rebels in opposition to the hyperbolized impression of herself and comes up with a strategy to guard her legacy.

Krieps, who broke out in the Oscar-nominated “Phantom Thread,” is also acknowledged for her purpose in Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Bergman Island,” which was in competition in Cannes. She was nominated for a César for Mathieu Amalric’s “Hold Me Tight” and not too long ago wrapped Pathé’s significant spending budget two-element film “The A few Musketeers.”

Krieps’s functionality as the restless empress has been broadly applauded by critics, which includes Variety’s Jessica Kiang who mentioned it marked Krieps’s “best showcase for her defiantly peculiar charisma considering the fact that ‘Phantom Thread’” and described the movie as a “witty subversion of biopic and costume-drama clichés.”

“Corsage” was produced by A Movie AG creation, in co-creation with Samsa Movie, Komplizen Film, Kazak Productions, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, ZDF/ARTE, ARTE France Cinéma.

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