Romy Schneider brought to live at the Caermersklooster
12 Oct 2012
The space is there, the life-size pictures as well and the costumes are read-to-wear. Only the Viennese waltz is missing to bring Romy Schneider to life on the exhibition dedicated to her. Because you will have the impression she is actually alive after you've seen the letters, film clips and the costumes.
Not only in the role of Sissi, but also and especially as an actress who was always professional and convincing in every part she played. That professionalism makes her still very appealing for today's youth, says Daniela Sannwald, curator of the exhibition. While ordening documents about Schneider, she was struck by the large number of great directors Romy worked with, including Luchino Visconti, Orson Welles, Alain Cavalier and Otto Preminger. There is special attention for her collaboration with Claude Sautet. At one point in her career, she writes him a message saying he is, apart from Visconti, the best director she ever worked with. After her period with Sautet, she acted in a lot of movies where she played a victim of her Nazi past. The exhibition is beautifully illustrated thanks to the nice photographs of Franz Xaver Lederle and Robert LEbeck who portrayed Romy in a unique way. Rom Schneider Expo from the Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin in collaboration with the Provincial Cultural Centre Caermersklooster and the Ghent Film Festival. Caermersklooster - Vrouwebroersstraat 6, 9000 Gent. Tel 09-269.29.10. Click here to order tickets.