3 Days in Quiberon by Emily Atefs

Genre:
Drama
Year:
2017
Language:
German
Format:
110 minutes
Starring:
Marie Bäumer (THE COUNTERFEITERS)
Birgit Minichmayr (DOWNFALL)
Charly Hübner (THE LIVES OF OTHERS)
Robert Gwisdek (THE WEEKEND)
Denis Lavant (HOLY MOTORS, THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE)
Directed by:
Emily Atefs (THE STRANGER IN ME)
Produced by:
Rohfilm Factory in co-production with Dor Film and Sophie Dulac Productions

In a rehab clinic 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, Quibéron, a small village at the Breton coast. Hilde Fritsch arrives to visit her old friend who has retreated to a spa hotel to escape the daily pressures of her life. Her friend is world-famous star Romy Schneider, but together, they appear like two regular women who are just happy to be reunited. Yet it quickly becomes apparent that Hilde is supposed to offer the support the sensitive actress needs to be able to truly face her own demons. Shortly after, the young journalist Michael Jürgs and Romy's long-time acquaintance, photographer Robert Lebeck, arrive to conduct an interview for a large German publication. Immediately, a cat-and-mouse game ensues between the fragile diva and the ambitious author. The ups and downs of emotions, between tenderness and mutual manipulation, amidst Hilde's attempts to guard her friend while the journalists try to capture for their audience the most inner feelings of this fascinating woman – all of it keeps these four people deeply engaged for three days and nights and reveals Romy Schneider to be more vulnerable than ever. And yet, by the end of those days, she may have found the inner strength to be able to start over, something she desperately wants…

 

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