A superb Vicky Krieps gives the Empress new clothes in a brilliant reclamation of the ‘Sissi’ legend
(...) a witty subversion of biopic and costume-drama clichés
Marie Kreutzer's bold costume drama depicts a restless Empress Elisabeth of Austria touring Europe, trying to break free of
her literally and figuratively constricted life at court.
Jessica Kiang, Variety
Krieps is terrific in a role which depicts Elisabeth as both a victim of her gilded cage circumstances and a chain-smoking
A playful and puckish portrait by Marie Kreutzer
It’s a title which should be of considerable interest to high end arthouse distributors.
Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
This is a study in anger, and it is an austere and angular picture. Krieps gives an exhilaratingly fierce, uningratiating
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Vicky Krieps shines as Austria-Hungary's Empress Elisabeth
Adam Salomons, Indiewire
Precise, daring and intriguing
Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa
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