Sisi & I

by Frauke Finsterwalder

Sisi & I


Late in the 19th century, Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary – known as Sisi (Susanne Wolff) - is living in an aristocratic women-only commune in Greece. Countess Irma is sent there to be Sisi’s companion, and she is captivated by the eccentric and extravagant recluse. But the outside world is reaching out to break Sisi. And no matter how much Irma and Sisi resist, in the end they are left with only one fatal path that will bind the two women together forever.


Frauke Finsterwalder was born in Hamburg in 1975. After studying Literature and History in Berlin, she worked at various theatres including the Volksbühne on Rosa Luxemburg Platz and later as a journalist. She then studied Film Directing at HFF Munich. Finsterwalder has also lived in Kenya, Italy, California, India and Switzerland. Her debut feature film Finsterworld received numerous international awards.


2023 Sisi & I
2013 Finsterworld
2010 Die Große Pyramide (Doc)
2007 Weil der Mensch ein Mensch ist (Doc)
2006 0.003 km (Short)


Susanne Wolff
Sandra Hüller
Georg Friedrich
Stefan Kurt
Sophie Hutter

Technical Data

Format: DCP / 1.85:1 /5.1
Length: 123 min
Original Language: German, English, French

Original Title: Sisi & Ich

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