Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps presented yesterday at Cannes Bodice, by Marie Kreutzer, where she plays the Empress. A bright personality.
She came to Cannes for two films: More than everby Emily Atef, and Bodice. Vicky Krieps, 38, surprises as much by the charming sweetness of her slight Germanic accent as by her force of conviction as an actress in Cannes. The projection of Bodice, a romantic drama that revisits the tragic fate of Empress Sissi, aroused a great wave of emotion. She knows it.
Wasn’t Romy Schneider’s ghost floating around the room? She nods. “In the beginning, there is of course Romy, she whispers. The films where she plays Sissi, I saw them as a kid. I grew up in a family where we listened to rock music and didn’t watch princess movies. But our neighbours, yes! Every Christmas, they didn’t miss the Sisi. For me, it was exotic. I fell in love with his personality, and I read his biography.
When, in 2015, the actress of Phantom Thread turned We Used to Be Cool with the Austrian filmmaker Marie Kreutzer, she suggests that he take an interest in the Empress Elisabeth…