Frauke Finsterwalder's Sisi & I, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, participates in the big airing of the myth of Empress Sissi with a bold approach. The point of view is given by the Empress's maid of honor, Countess Irma Sztáray. The clumsy but sincerely devoted lady-in-waiting Irma is interpreted by Sandra Hüller, a woman who specializes in awkward situations. Susanne Wolff is charismatic as the unpredictable drama empress, and Georg Friedrich, who has been seen also as the main character of Ulrich Seidlin's Sparta, steals the show as the flamboyant brother-in-law, Archduke Ludwig Viktor ("Luziwuzi") of Austria. Thomas W. Kiennast's smooth shooting for 16 mm film and the summery costumes for Jessica Hausner by her sister Tanja Hausner balance the at times boisterous events in the film.