Phantom Thread’s Vicky Krieps gives an exhilarating performance as an imperious empress in this irreverent period biopic.
Don’t expect a kitsch fashion plate portrayal of ‘Sissi’, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, renowned for her beauty and tiny waist. Here, she is reimagined as a subversive figure, with modern glitches that pull at the surface of the story. In 1877, at 40, Elisabeth finds maintaining her flawless public image hard. Her political role at court is perfunctory; the family of her unfaithful husband, Franz Joseph, dislike her, her attendants body shame her. Furious, hungry for new life, she leaves Vienna to reclaim the purpose and excitement of her youth.
DIRECTOR: Marie Kreutzer
STARRING: Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Katharina Lorenz
1 HOUR 53 MINUTES
Shortlisted for International Feature Oscar (Austria)
*Please note: Film starts at advertised time*
Friday 3rd March at 4.30pm
Saturday 4th March at 7.45pm (Cinema Screening)
Sunday 5th March at 4.30pm