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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 Romy's long-time acquaintance, 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. Hilde attempts to guard her friend, while the journalists try to capture the most inner feelings of this fascinating woman for their audience. 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. 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…
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Emily Atef
Screenplay Emily Atef
Cinematography Thomas Kiennast
Cast Marie Bäumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Charly Hübner, Robert Gwisdek
Producer Karsten Stöter
Co-Producers Danny Krausz, Sophie Dulac, Michel Zana
Production Company Rohfilm Factory, in co-production with Dor Film, Sophie Dulac Productions
Runtime 115 min
Format DCP, cs, b&w
 German, French
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Berlinale 2018 (In Competition), Ankara 2018, Moscow 2018, Sydney 2018, Molodist Kyiv 2018, Shanghai 2018, Reykjavik 2018, Helsinki 2018, Chicago 2018, Gent 2018, Cambridge 2018, Sao Paulo 2018, Taipei Golden Horse 2018, Black Nights Tallinn 2018, Goa 2018, Cairo 2018, Havana 2018, Bengaluru 2019
Awards German Film Awards 2018 (Best Film Gold, Best Director, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Score), Bavaria Film Prize 2019 (Best Leading Actrress)
With backing from BKM, Eurimages, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, NDR/ARTE, ÖFI, ORF, Region Bretagne
German Distributor Prokino Filmverleih/Munich

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