Regional premiere of CORSET

The regional premiere of the film CORZET by Austrian director Marie Kreutzer, tonight at 21:30, in the Sarajevo National Theater, continued the screening of films from the Competition Programme - Feature Film of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival. The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, as part of the Un Certain Regard section.

Empress Elisabeth of Austria is idolised for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But, in 1877, "Sissi" celebrates her fortieth 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 one that is purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life make 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 hyperbolic image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy.

Director: CORSET
Cast: Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Katharina Lorenz, Jeanne Werner, Alma Hasun, Manuel Rubey, Finnegan Oldfield, Aaron Friesz, Rosa Hajjaj, Lilly Marie Tschörtner, Colin Morgan

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