we are waiting to get a trailer ahead of Cannes movie festival where it is competing, Austrian director Marie Kreutzer
|The movie is out this July in Germany|
historical film that centres on Empress Elisabeth “Sisi” of Austria, has just got a poster.
Set in 1877, the story will portray the monarch renowned for her beauty
as she turns 40 and starts being considered an old woman. Luxembourg
actress Vicky Krieps
plays the lead role, Florian Teichtmeister
stars as Emperor Franz Joseph, Manuel Rubey
as cousin and close friend Ludwig II, King of Bavaria and Katharina Lorenz
as lady-in-waiting and confidante Marie Festetics. Colin Morgan
will play famous British horse rider Bay Middleton.
Dezzy's History Lesson
The story of Empress Elizabeth
is the story of the
girl who was unexpectedly thrust into the centre of Europe’s most
treacherous imperial court at the age of 15 when she unwittingly stole
the heart of her sister’s fiancé, Emperor Franz Joseph
. She then became
Empress of Austria and Queen of
|Vicky Crieps plays the older Sisi at Christmas in 1877|
Hungary. She was a woman ahead of her
time who indelibly made her mark with dignity and grace! Some of you may
also remember the story of her son, Crown Prince Rudolph
who died in a
murder suicide together with his infamous lover Maria Vetsera
sister Duchess Sophie of Bavaria
|Florian Teichtmeister is emperor Franz Joseph in the movie|
died in an accidental fire at the
"Bazar de la Charité" in Paris which Netflix recently had a series about
Her 44 year long reign ended when she was killed by an anarchist
in 1898 as The Hapsburgs were always hated for their evil imperialism.
She was mostly remembered by her beauty and outstanding
|The movie competes at Cannes Film Festival this month|
glamour. She was obsessed with her looks and would spend hours riding
and exercising every day in her private gymnasiums fitted with long
mirrors. She even took up
fencing at the age of 50. She also spent about three hours on hair care
every day. She was famous around Europe for her extremely long tresses.
|Marie Kreutzer both wrote and directed the movie|
She also used daily massages and raw veal or crushed strawberries on her
nightly leather facial mask! She bathed in cold water in the mornings
and olive oil in the evenings.It is also believed that she had a bulimia
as she was obsessed with weight, starving and then binge eating. She
was just over 40kg in years before she died.
And we are left till wondering where to watch the Austrian minseries. Not a word from Netflix, and they threatened to make their own versionReplyDelete
They already have, deary, don't you remember the photos I've published? I reckon they will stream EMPRESS without any particular announcement like they did with CASTAMAR and HEIRS OF THE LAND, maybe Autumn?Delete
I know the Austrian version, with Dominique Davenport aired already in Europe, but we are still waiting for it in American shores. And I haven’t heard anything about the progress of the Netflix version (with Devrin Lignau) aside from your photos. They had promised it for March.Delete
I have Dominique's version and am trying to upload it to a sharing site so that you can download it if I succeed, it is taking almost a day now LOLDelete
I do appreciate it but don’t do it on my behalf. If it’s hard to download, then it would be harder to upload, and my laptop is not as healthy as she should be.Delete
Let me explain here about dukes and royal titles in Britain. There is a common misconception that idiot Meghan helped propagate. Right now, there are about twenty-something dukedoms in British aristocracy. A duke’s eldest son is a marquise, his eldest sons is an earl, his eldest son is a viscount. Viscount’s children are known as “Honorable,” daughters of dukes, marquises, and earls are ladies by birth.
Besides those dukes, there are about six royal titles that although referring to the bearers as “Duke” entitles their children to be called princes and princesses. That is the case of the Duke of Kent, Duke of Gloucester, Duke of Cornwall (Your friend Chuck), Duke of Edinburgh (once my beloved Philip, now it belongs to Charles) Duke of Cambridge (Wills), and the Duke of York that gives Eugenie and Beatrice the right to be known as ‘princesses.” When George VII was just the Prince of Wales ’brother, his daughters Elizabeth and Margaret were known as “princesses.” These titles belonged to children of a sovereign. The Queen made an exception with William and Harry (out of love pr guilt as you said), but Harry’s title is so sui generis that carries no provision for his children. This was known after Meghan began to whine about her baby’ not having a title like his cousins.
This place explains it better. Because it was written way before the flight of the Sussexs, it does say something interesting. Archie had a right to the Earldom of Dumbarton but ..the parents refused! Because Edward does not carry a royal title, he is a mere Earl of Wessex, his son is a Viscount, Louise is just Lady. If Edward had another son he would be just plain Honorable so and so.
Anne’s case is different. I remember back in the Seventies when she married Captain Phillips that she refused the granting of titles to either her husband or her children.
It is such an absolute mess with them royals. And MeAgain first said she did not want a title for the kid, then suddently cried they did not give it to him, oh, please, go annoy someone else. She did not want Dumbarton because it sounds silly LOLDelete
LOL! I’ll take your word, but it’s such a great joke (Dumb-arton). Thanks again for that lovely gift. It’s not so much that I wanted to watch it. It’s the trouble you took for getting the series to me that touches me..Delete
We must thank my dearest friend Fanny who found it and sent it to me, she is a true series huntress, she is. I told her about your blog, she might visit you sometime. She probably knows more ways of watching series online than you can imagine :)Delete
Hurrah for Fanny, hope she likes my blog. I cannot think of another series that is far from my reach, and has English subt. aside from Das Boot 3. PBS has announced Hotel Portofino for June.Delete
I have one more ep of Portofino left, it is mildly boring LOLDelete
I read a summary and it does seem dull and pointless. You cannot win with British period drama. Blogger has forgiven you and now your comments can be seen.Delete
Leave me some crisps in the spam box in case I get hungry LOLDelete
If I was making Portofino I would have made it erotic, with guests being naughty with each other each night in all of the rooms, upstairs mingling with downstairs too, that would have made it a smash hit, methinks. We only get a few peaks at Lorenzo Richelmy's nekkid body but nothing explicit and his daddy in the show is hotter than him. You'd expect more steam from the Italians, really.
In my country there is a delicacy called “sandwich de potito” (in translation cured pork butt sandwich). Since you are so into tails, I may leave you some (rather than spamLOL).Delete
Portofino is Britbox, completely stiff upper lip Brit, they don’t even have Italian actors playing lead roles. I’ll concentrate on the landscape, was told most of it was shot in Croatia.
Ohh I remember Daniele Pecci from a very melodramatic soap called Orgoglio
Yes, thank you, I think I will pass on the pork cured or not.Delete
The lead roles are Brits, they own the hotel, they are not Italians, the two Italian actors play an Italian count and his son, the guests. Even the servants are brought from Britain. They have just one Italian maid whose role is to be quiet and occasionally have nocturnal action with the son of the owner. Yes, the series was shot in Croatia, some very nice little town.
Oh, you were the one asking for crisps. I’ll pass on pork too because a) I’m Jewish b) I am allergic to pork and c) I adore piglets. Let’s stick to human flesh, although my staple food are series. I guess I’ll include Portofino in my diet.Delete
Crisps are chips in British, not crispy pork LOLDelete
Ohh, thank u. Me very ignorant.Delete
If 40 was considered old, I'd be ancient. lolReplyDelete
Back then they often died in their late 30s, which is why they married and gave birth so young.Delete
I had a 28 year old tell me I was old a few weeks ago. If 42 is considered old these days, I must be near my death bed. I just laughed because the 40's will creep up faster on him than he knows and then he'll feel foolish for that stupid comment. Thankfully, I don't give a crap about my age because I am definitely a fine wine LOL.ReplyDelete
Not that we don't feel old as sin.Delete
Dahlink, I think you and I have felt old right out of the womb. We is a broken pair, we are.Delete
We was probably prebroken, deary.Delete