Marie Theresa

/ Czech Republic

Part 1

Screening: Friday, the 14th of September, 9:30 am – Le Dragon Cinema

Production: Maya Production in association with MR Film and Beta Film for Czech TV, ORF, RTVS and MTVA
Broadcaster: Czech TV, ORF, RTVS, MTVA
Distributor: Beta Film
Director: Robert Dornhelm
Screenwriters: Miroslava Zlatníková (Coop: Radek Bajgar, Pavel Gotthard)
Production Manager: Jan Novotný
Composer: Roman Kariolou
Casting Directors: Nicole Schmied, Zuzana Povýšilová, Daniel Severa, Mandel Helga, Vivid Casting, Petra Vanek Svarinská
Director of Photography: Tomáš Juricek
Production Designer: Katerina Kopicová
Sound Engineer: Michal Deliopulos
Film Editor: Michal Lánský
Length: 1 st part: 99′, 2nd part: 102′

Cast: Marie-Luise Stockinger, Vojtech Kotek, Karl Markovics, Fritz Karl, Zuzana Stivínová, Zoltan Ratoti, Alexander Bárta, Tatiana Pauhofová, Julia Stemberger, Dominik Warta, Jirí Dvorák, Jan Budar, Vladimir Javorský, Cornelius Obonya,Bálint Adorjáni …

Summary : In the era of the absolute monarchies, where the politics is above everything, a marriage of love is inconceivable. And an Empress ruling the kingdom ? Totally unthinkable ! However, there is a smart child who grows up in the Hofburg’s palace, there, she studied books she is not supposed to. She has a crush for the dashing Duke of Lorraine. Which she is authorized to married by her father, King Charles VI. When the King dies, an edict allows her to ascend the throne. The new sovereign of the Habsburgs is only 23 and waits for her fourth child. Maria Theresa tries to respond quickly to reform and handle her kingdom while her husband spend most of the time with their child. But soon, Austria seems to be about to go down and the europeans rulers will attack the Empire of the Habsburgs. Maria Theresa will use a master piece of diplomacy to win allies, and, finally, regenerate an empire that went through 150 years of Europe history.