3 Days in Quiberon
German Film Festival 2018

3 Days in Quiberon, film still: A woman smokes a cigarette and is photographed © Beta Cinema

3 Days in Quiberon

Deutschland / Frankreich / Österreich 2018 (Feature)

Festivals (selection): Berlin 2018, Sydney 2018
Awards (selection): Deutscher Filmpreis 2018 (Bester Film, Beste Regie, Beste weibliche Hauptrolle, Beste Kamera)
Director: Emily Atef
Screenplay: Emily Atef, nach einer Idee von Denis Poncet, inspiriert von Konversationen mit Michael Jürgs und Robert Lebeck
Cinematography: Thomas Kiennast
Editor: Hansjörg Weissbrich
Music: Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
With: Marie Bäumer, Charly Hübner, Birgit Minichmayer, Robert Gwisdek, Denis Lavant
Producer: Karsten Stöter
Duration: 115 mins
Language: German, French (with English subtitles)
PG - coarse language

Robert Lebeck’s photographs of Romy Schneider are world-famous. They capture this actress’s contradictory nature, her exuberance, melancholy and pain. Lebeck also took the photographs that were to accompany the legendary interview Romy Schneider granted ‘Stern’ magazine reporter Michael Jürgs in Quiberon in 1981 – in spite of her previous negative encounters with the German press. The actress had retired to this Breton spa town to recuperate with Hilde, her close friend of many years, keeping her company. The interview and black-and-white photos form the basis of this fi lm that captures the special atmosphere of these three days in which Schneider bares her soul – to breaking point. The more the actress exposes herself and allows the person behind the celebrity to come to the fore, the more the group dynamics of the quartet kick in.

Text: Berlin International Film Festival


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