"Lush, irreverent, and with plenty of its own panache." - Guy Lodge, Variety

"Both Sandra Huller and Susanne Wolff are impeccable in their respective performances. The Empress was an engaging character in real life, and SISI & I makes her just as engaging on the screen." - Jacob Richardson, Film Focus Magazine

Opens August 2 | The endlessly watchable Sandra Hüller (ANATOMY OF A FALL, ZONE OF INTEREST) stars in this wild and irreverent reinterpretation of the story of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria. In the late 19th century, Countess Irma Sztáray (Hüller) leaves her home in Hungary to become the lady-in-waiting for the seductive and dynamic Empress Elisabeth (Susanne Wolff), also known as “Sisi.” Over the summer, Irma falls entirely under Elizabeth’s spell, and the two women become close, before the spell is broken when they return to Vienna. With stunning costumes and a modern soundtrack that includes Nico, Portishead, and Le Tigre, SISI & I is an electric commentary on friendship, jealousy, beauty, and power. Film Center exclusive. 


Awards & Nominations

Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival


The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu