Corsage has been released after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is not a conventional biopic about a woman trapped in her corset.
It is a story about the rebelliousness of a monarch subjected to her time. A portrait set at the time of the protagonist’s fortieth birthday.
The setting is antique, but a few modern details are added to accentuate the desire to turn the struggle against the empress’s submission into a kind of proclamation about modern women.
Costume Designer: Monika Buttinger
Costumes: Peris Costumes
Sissi smokes, injects herself with heroin against pain, visits those crippled in combat and lies beside them, cuts her hair to the astonishment of her private hairdresser.