In Theaters 07.12.2024 or Watch at Home 10.25.2024

Sisi & I

Directed by Frauke Finsterwalder
Film Movement
132 Minutes
Germany, Switzerland, Austria
German, English, French
Comedy, Drama, Biography, LGBTQIA2S+
Not Rated

Austria, late 19th century. Countess Irma Sztáray (Sandra Hüller) leaves her home in Hungary to become the lady-in-waiting for Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Susanne Wolff), known to those close to her as Sisi. Irma falls under the spell of the rebellious Empress Sisi, and the two form a strong bond during a summer retreat in Greece. However, once home in Vienna, their lives take dramatic and irrevocable turns.
“Lush, irreverent” (Variety) and “vividly shot” (, SISI & I features Academy Award-nominated Sandra Hüller and Susanne Wolff in a “thought-provoking and entertaining glance at the famous empress” (Cineuropa).

Director & Cast

  • Director: Frauke Finsterwalder
  • Starring: Sandra Hüller
  • Starring: Susanne Wolff
  • Starring: Georg Friedrich
  • Starring: Stefan Kurt
  • Starring: Sophie Hutter
  • Starring: Anthony Calf
  • Starring: Angela Winkler




  • "Lush, irreverent... with plenty of its own panache. [T]his splendidly mounted production should comfortably connect with audiences... distinguished by the spotlight it throws on Countess Irma Sztáray, the Empress’s final lady-in-waiting, played with cunning and exuberance by the dependable Sandra Hüller."
    Guy Lodge, Variety
  • "Frauke Finsterwalder’s take on the Empress is a lavish production.... A key asset is Hüller...."
    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
  • "Both Sandra Huller and Susanne Wolff are impeccable in their respective performances. The Empress was an engaging character in real life, and Sisi and I makes her just as engaging on the screen."
    Jacob Richardson, Film Focus Magazine
  • " Vividly shot, and the costume design is gorgeous,"
    Nadine Whitney,
  • "Frauke Finsterwalder offers a thought-provoking and entertaining glance at the famous empress. The timelessness of this tale is further enhanced by the incredible, anachronistic costumes by Tanja Hausner. "
    Susanne Gottlieb, Cineuropa

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