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Film Screening: 3 Days in Quiberon

Marie Bäumer in 3 Days in Quiberon

Marie Bäumer in 3 Days in Quiberon, © courtesy of the Goethe Institut New York

02.05.2019 - Article

The Goethe-Institut presents the New York premiere of Emily Atef’s film 3 Days in Quiberon on May 5 at the Museum of the Moving Image.

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As part of Panorama Europe 2019, the Goethe-Institut is pleased to present the New York premiere of Emily Atef’s film 3 Days in Quiberon, followed by a conversation with lead actress Marie Bäumer.

Actress Marie Bäumer accomplishes an amazing feat in Atef’s engrossing drama about an extensive interview that Romy Schneider gave while staying at a French spa just a year before her untimely death in 1982. Bäumer captures the unique blend of magnetism, self-awareness, and vulnerability that made Schneider one of the most fascinating European stars of her time. Filmed in lush widescreen black-and-white well-suited for the setting’s gentle, windswept solitude, the film focuses on the increasingly close but wary friendship that emerges between Schneider and the journalist, while also following Schneider’s interactions with a close friend who arrives to keep her company. Further complicating the retreat is the photographer, who is an old flame of Schneider—who is haunted throughout by the recent suicide of her ex-husband, and an estrangement from her teenage son. Bäumer’s Schneider is bracingly honest, funny, and emotionally open. 

3 Tage in Quiberon
Germany/Austria/France, 2018, 116 min
Directed by Emily Atef
With Marie Bäumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Charly Hübner

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