23rd Festival Films

3 Days in Quiberon (3 Tage in Quiberon)

© Rohfilm Factory/Peter Hartwig
© Rohfilm Factory/Peter Hartwig

Sat. March 9, 2019 3:15 p.m.
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Northern California Premiere
115 min. Germany, France, Austria (2018) DCP.
German & French w/ English subtitles

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Director/Screenwriter: Emily Atef
Starring: Marie Bäumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Charly Hübner, Robert Gwisdek
Cinematography: Thomas Kiennast
Producer: Karsten Stöter
World Sales: Beta Cinema

Winner of seven 2018 German Film Awards, including Best Picture in Gold, Best Director, and Best Leading Actress.

In a spa hotel Romy Schneider, the biggest female star in Europe of her time, gives her last interview to two journalists. Three days, driven by romantic desire, professional ambition and the urge for living. 1981: One year before her death, Romy Schneider retreats to a spa hotel in the town of Quiberon, Brittany. Visited by her close friend Hilde, who has come to offer the support she needs to fight her own demons. But it is more than just the reunion of two old friends. When two journalists from STERN arrive to conduct an interview, Hilde tries to shield her friend from their invasive interrogation tactics. For three days and nights, the interaction between the quartet ranges from sensitivity to brutal manipulation, an emotional roller coaster ride, by the end of which Romy seems more vulnerable than ever. Yet perhaps she has rediscovered her zest for life and the inner strength to carry on.