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Vicky Krieps makes New York Times headlines

Vicky Krieps has several new movie releases and the NYT is taking notice Photo: Patricia Pitsch / Maison Moderne

Vicky Krieps has several new movie releases and the NYT is taking notice Photo: Patricia Pitsch / Maison Moderne

Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps has caught the eye of the New York Times, earning her a front page feature in last weekend’s print edition.

Journalist Thomas Rogers wrote the article “Vicky Krieps Gave Hollywood One More Try. It Wasn’t So Bad”, which appeared in the New York Times last weekend and is available on the newspaper’s website.

After her first successful American experience in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, alongside Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps turned away from Hollywood cinema, passing on a part in a big production in order to concentrate on European auteur cinema, particularly French and German.

But her presence at the last Cannes Festival did not go unnoticed: Bergman Island by Mia Hansen-Løve earned her a standing ovation at the end of the screening, and Serre-moi fort by Mathieu Amalric was also screened.

Currently, it is thanks to her role in the film Old, by M. Night Shyamalan, released in the United States on 23 July, that the actress is garnering the attention of the American press. She plays a mother who, with her husband and two children, finds herself trapped on a mysterious beach holiday that causes them all to age in an accelerated and totally inexplicable way.

Krieps also stars alongside John David Washington, who shot to fame with his roles in BlacKkKlansman and Tenet and who stars in Netflix thriller Beckett, released on 4 August.

The NYT piece also revealed that Krieps has just completed shooting Corsage, a German-language biopic on Empress Elisabeth of Austria directed by Marie Kreutzer, and that she will soon be starring in Martin Bourboulon's Three Musketeers.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam and has been translated and edited for Delano.