The most recent addition to the RIGA IFF SELECTION programme is a film nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival – ‘3 Days in Quiberon’.
Three days in the life of a European film icon. The Austrian-born actress Romy Schneider (1938 – 1982) gives her last interview during a period marked with the feeling of inner and outer insecurity and despair even though her urge for living remains intact. Extensive conversations with the reporter of German weekly magazine Stern reveal her vulnerability and failure to find a balance in art and private life, her penchant for self-destruction that had been hidden behind the charm and professional ambitions.
The award-winning photojournalist Robert Lebeck entrusted the director with hundreds of unpublished black and white images of a woman, not the mythical star, yet unmistakable in her style: trench coat, ponytail, cigarette, radiating a wistful presence.
The film has been nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and received seven prizes Golden Lola at the German Film Awards.