Friday, December 23, 2022
Oscar Shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards
Cannes Film Festival Winner – Best Performance, Un Certain Regard (Vicky Krieps)
European Film Awards Winner – Best European Actress (Vicky Krieps)
London Film Festival Winner – Best Film
Best International Film Nominee – Film Independent Spirit Awards and Gotham Awards
Top 10 Film of 2022 – Variety, AP, RogerEbert.com, Screen Daily
In a perceptive, nuanced performance, Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) quietly dominates the screen as Empress Elizabeth of Austria, who begins to see her life of royal privilege as a prison as she reaches her fortieth birthday. Marie Kreutzer boldly imagines Elizabeth’s cloistered, late-19th-century world within the Austro-Hungarian Empire with both austere realism and fanciful anachronism, while staying true and intensely close to the woman’s private melancholy and political struggle amidst a crumbling, combative marriage and escalating scrutiny. Star and director have together created a remarkable vision of a strong-willed political figure whose emergence from a veiled, corseted existence stands for a Europe on the cusp of major, irrevocable transformation. An NYFF60 Main Slate selection. An IFC Films release.