CANCELLED - Deutscher Filmklub:
3 Days in Quiberon

Fri, 10/23/2020

Goethe-Institut Toronto

100 University Ave, North Tower, 2nd Floor

This month we will be showing 3 Days in Quiberon by Emily Atef in our #GermanFilmklub.
Taking place in 1981, world-famous film star, Romy Schneider, spends three days in Quiberon, a spa town in Breton, France with her best friend Hilde. They escape to Quiberon  get some rest and relaxation before her next film project. Because of many negative experiences with the German press, Romy Schneider avoided them but she agrees to an interview with reporter Michael Jürgs and photographer Robert Lebeck from the political magazine, Stern. This planned interview quickly develops into a cat-and-mouse game between the journalist and Romy Schneider, where her friend Hilde and the photographer Robert Lebeck are also involved. This dramatized film about the exceptional artist Romy Schneider is based on true events.

Director Emily Atef, born in 1973 in Berlin, grew up in Los Angeles, Paris and London. She worked as an actress in London for some time and, after her return to Germany in 2001, she began studying stage direction in Berlin. S won the German Film Prize for the Best Screenplay at the Munich Film Festival in 2006 with Molly's Way. This was followed by a series of short films and feature films as well as a scholarship at the Cinéfondation in the Résidence du Festival in Cannes, where the film Töte mich was made in collaboration with Esther Bernstorff. She received two Grimme Prize nominations in 2018 for the television productions Königin der Nacht and Wunschkinder. 3 Days in Quiberon was her international breakthrough. The film premiered in February 2018 in  competition for the Berlinale and also triumphed at the German Film Awards. The film won seven prizes including Best Feature Film and Best Female Lead. Emily Atef was awarded Best Director.

Please note, this film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Admission is free, but the number of seats is limited, so be sure to register at