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3 Days in Quiberon
Archived: 3 Days in Quiberon - 3 Tage in Quiberon (2018)

director: Emily Atef

composer: Christoph Kaiser, Julian Maas
With: Marie Bäumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Charly Hübner, a.o.

duration: 115 minutes
Biography, Drama

Official Selection - In Competition

"1981, Quiberon, a small village on the coast of Brittany, France. 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 photographer Robert Lebeck, arrive to conduct an interview for the famous German magazine Stern. Immediately, a cat-and-mouse game ensues between the fragile diva and the ambitious author. For three days and nights the action between tenderness and mutual manipulation keeps the four people deeply engaged in ups and downs of emotions, and reveals Romy Schneider to be more vulnerable than ever." (Beta Cinema)

"For her fifth feature, '3 Days in Quiberon', the Berlin-born, French-Iranian-American writer-director Emily Atef revisits the autumn years of doomed Austrian screen star Romy Schneider, based around a revelatory interview that Schneider gave to  Stern  magazine at a French spa hotel in 1981. It was one of her final media profiles, and one of her most emotionally raw. Just over a year later, she was found dead in her Paris apartment, killed by cardiac arrest at just 43. With a script firmly rooted in the interview, and a handsome look modeled closely on Robert Lebeck's extensive photo sessions,  '3 Days in Quiberon'  is technically impressive. It looks sumptuous thanks to Thomas Kiennast's elegant cinematography." (The Hollywood Reporter)


director: Emily Atef
composer: Christoph Kaiser, Julian Maas
producer: Karsten Stöter
screenplay: Emily Atef
Editor: Hansjörg Weißbrich
Cinematography: Thomas W. Kiennast

production company: Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft

More info

dialogue: German, French, English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: Germany - Austria - France
year: 2018


EMILY ATEF (1973): XX to XY: Fighting to Be Jake (2003, short), Asyl (2004), Molly's Way (2005), The Stranger in Me (2008), Töte mich (2012), Wunschkinder (2016, TV movie), Die Königin der Nacht (2017, TV movie), 3 Tage in Quiberon (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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