Empress Elisabeth of Austria is idolised for her beauty, but as she passes forty she must fight to maintain her public image. 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. With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elizabeth rebels. A funny, refreshingly irreverent spin on the period biopic formula.
Starring Vicky Krieps, Colin Morgan, Ivana Urban
Dir Marie Kreutzer | 2022 | Austria / Luxembourg / Germany / France
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Cannes Film Festival: Winner, Un Certain Regard – Best Performance; Nominee, Un Certain Regard Award – Best Director
Chicago International Film Festival: Best Performance; Best Feature
Film Independent Spirit Awards: Nominee, Best International Film
Gotham Awards: Nominee, Best International Feature
London Film Festival: Winner, Best Film
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