3 Tage in Quiberon

3 Days in Quiberon
Robert Lebeck’s photographs of Romy Schneider are world-famous. They capture this actress’s contradictory nature, her exuberance, melancholy and pain. Lebeck also took the photographs that were to accompany the legendary interview Romy Schneider granted ‘Stern’ magazine reporter Michael Jürgs in Quiberon in 1981 – in spite of her previous negative encounters with the German press. The actress had retired to this Breton spa town to recuperate with Hilde, her close friend of many years, keeping her company. The interview and black-and-white photos form the basis of this film that captures the special atmosphere of these three days in which Schneider bares her soul – to breaking point. The more the actress exposes herself and allows the person behind the celebrity to come to the fore, the more the group dynamics of the quartet kick in. Hilde is desperate to protect her friend from herself as she begins to break down the cynical reporter’s reserve with her disarming honesty. In his photo sessions, Lebeck rediscovers Romy Schneider’s many different faces. A multi-faceted portrait emerges of a compelling actress and woman who unsparingly gives her all and yet believes she has seldom truly been seen or understood.
by Emily Atef
with Marie Bäumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Charly Hübner, Robert Gwisdek, Denis Lavant, Yann Grouhel, Christopher Buchholz, Vicky Krieps, Vincent Furic, Loïc Baylacq
Germany / Austria / France 2018 German, French 115’ Black/White Rating R0


  • Marie Bäumer (Romy Schneider)
  • Birgit Minichmayr (Hilde Fritsch)
  • Charly Hübner (Robert Lebeck)
  • Robert Gwisdek (Michael Jürgs)
  • Denis Lavant (Fisherman Poet)
  • Yann Grouhel (Receptionist)
  • Christopher Buchholz (Dr. Frelin)
  • Vicky Krieps (Maid)
  • Vincent Furic (Dr. Moriette)
  • Loïc Baylacq (Innkeeper)


Written and Directed by Emily Atef
Cinematography Thomas W. Kiennast
Editing Hansjörg Weissbrich
Music Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
Sound Design Kai Tebbel
Sound Joern Martens
Production Design Silke Fischer
Costumes Janina Audick
Make-Up Ljiljana Müller, Hanna Hackbeil
Assistant Director Robert Spika
Casting Anja Dihrberg, Sonja Larue
Production Manager Ingrid Holzapfel
Producer Karsten Stöter
Co-Producers Danny Krausz, Sophie Dulac, Michel Zana, Undine Filter, Thomas Král, Fred Premel, Kurt Stocker
Co-Production Dor Filmproduktionsgesellschaft Wien
Sophie Dulac Productions Paris
Departures Film Leipzig
Tita B Productions Douarnenez

Produced by

Rohfilm Factory

Emily Atef

Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1973, this German-French-Iranian director and writer grew up in Berlin, Los Angeles and Paris and later worked in the theatre in London. From 2001 she studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb). Her first feature film Molly’s Way won a development award at the Munich Film Festival, her second The Stranger in Me premiered at Cannes and won numerous prizes. She followed the similarly award-winning film Kill Me with the TV drama Queen of the Night, the TV film Wunschkinder and with Don’t Worry I’m Fine.


2003 Sundays; short film 2005 Molly’s Way · Molly’s Way 2008 Das Fremde in mir (The Stranger in Me) · Das Fremde in mir (The Stranger in Me) 2012 Töte mich (Kill Me) · Töte mich (Kill Me) 2015 Königin der Nacht (Queen of the Night); TV film 2016 Wunschkinder; TV film 2017 Macht euch keine Sorgen (Don’t Worry I’m Fine); TV film 2018 3 Tage in Quiberon (3 Days in Quiberon) · 3 Tage in Quiberon (3 Days in Quiberon) 2021 Plus que jamais 2023 Irgendwann werden wir uns alles erzählen (Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023