FAST FORWARD 2022 / Projections:
11/12/2022 / 21:00 / Montenegrin Cinematheque / Podgorica
11/12/2022 / 18:00 / Cinema Boka / Kotor
13/12/2022 / 18:00 / Cultural Centre Berane / Berane


Marie Kreutzer / Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, France / 2022 / 113′

Director: Marie Kreutzer
Screenplay: Marie Kreutzer
Editor: Ulrike Kofler
Music: Camille Dalmais
Cinematography: Judith Kaufmann
Production: Film AG, Samsa Film, Komplizen Film, Kazak Productions, ORF Film, Fernseh-Abkommen, ZDF, Arte
Producers: Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz, Bernard Michaux, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski, Jean-Christophe Reymond
Starring: Colin Morgan, Vicky Krieps, Finnegan Oldfield, Florian Teichtmeister, Katharina Lorenz


Empress Elizabeth of Austria, one of the most magnetic royals of the 19th century, is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, ‘Sisi’ celebrates her 40th birthday and is officially deemed an old woman. She fights to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. Faced with a future of strict ceremonial and royal duties, Empress Elisabeth of Austria rebels against the hyperbolized public image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy. She travels to England and to Bavaria, visits former lovers and old friends, seeking the excitement and purpose of her youth.


Marie Kreutzer was born in Graz, Austria in 1977, after studying at the Film Academy Vienna and working on cinema and TV productions, she made several award-winning short films. Her debut feature, The Fatherless, screened and won awards at numerous festivals including Panorama. It was followed by the feature films Gruber Is Leaving and We Used To Be Cool as well as the TV film Die Notlüge, all of which also screened and won awards at festivals. Alongside her work as a director, she has taught at institutions including the Film Academy Vienna and works as a screenwriter and dramaturge.


  • Cannes Film Festival 2022 (France) – Un Certain Regard – Best Performance (Vicky Crieps);
  • Chicago International Film Festival 2022 (USA) – The Silver Hugo Award – Best Performance (Vicky Crieps)
  • London Film Festival 2022 (UK) – Best film Award
  • Montclair Film Festival (MFF) 2022 (USA) – Special Jury Prize for Acting (Vicky Krieps)
  • Sarajevo Film Festival 2022 ( Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Heart of Sarajevo Award – Best Actress; Nominee for the Best film
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022 (Spain) – RTVE-Otra Mirada Award – Special Mention
  • European Film Awards 2022 (Iceland)
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards 2023 (USA)
  • Ghent International Film Festival 2022 (Belgium)
  • Gotham Awards (USA)
  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2022 (Israel)
  • Munich Film Festival 2022 (Germany)