Senior Citizen Kane: Corsage
Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) was awarded the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard best performance prize for her brilliant portrayal of Sisi, Empress of Austria in Corsage, a subversive, mischievous new film from writer/director Marie Kreutzer (The Ground Beneath My Feet), which has been selected as the Austrian entry for Best International Feature Film at this year's Academy Awards. The year is 1877. On the cusp of turning 40, relentlessly laced into corsets by her exasperated ladies-in-waiting, the uptight world of the Austrian monarchy is the last thing Empress Elizabeth, or Sisi, cares about. Decadence is far more exciting ' so she heads off on a grand trip across Europe to call on old friends (and old flames). But the strings tying her to royal duty continue to tighten, and her attempts to make life more exciting turn into acts of rebellion. Kreutzer's direction steers clear of stuffy period piece tradition, with an often chilly visual palette punctuated by memorable images and anachronistic touches, including a bold soundtrack. Monika Buttinger's elaborate costumes are superb throughout, bringing this aristocratic world to life, and themselves become representative of Sisi's state of mind. It's a refreshing, invigorating take on the period drama, with a show-stopping central performance from Krieps. Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 10:30
|Venue||Dundee Contemporary Arts Cinema|
|Event Contact||Dundee Contemporary Arts Cinema|
|Event Phone||01382 909900|
|Event Contact URL||http://www.dca.org.uk|