113 mins, Austria-Luxembourg-Germany-France, 2022, Digital, Subtitled

Vienna, 1877: Elizabeth (Vicky Krieps), the Austro-Hungarian Empress, is celebrating her 40th birthday with her husband, Emperor Franz Joseph (Florian Teichtmeister), aware that for a woman internationally renowned for her beauty and style the age signals the approach of decrepitude and irrelevance. Already unconventional – she has a fondness for visiting asylums, and appearing in public in disguise – Elizabeth is causing ripples at court with her increasingly uninhibited behaviour. Fraught with contradictions, Elizabeth is portrayed as both a victim of her position as a decorative figurehead, and a chain-smoking, selfish, intellectually curious, compassionate, and sexually rapacious woman bucking the restrictive conversations of her time. With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elizabeth rebels against her stylised image and engineers a plan to protect her legacy.

There will be Open Captioned screenings at 13.00 on Tuesday 3rd and 18.15 on Wednesday 4th.

Screenings with Open Captions (Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing) are on sale now. All other screenings will go on sale the week of release.

Notes by David O’Mahony

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Wednesday 4th