CONVERSATION WITH ROMY

France (2018), 61 min.

Director Patrick Jeudy

Instituto Francais

December 1976, Cologne. One night, at the height of her fame, Romy Schneider gives a unique interview in French, the language of confidences and secrets, to the German feminist Alice Schwarzer. Away from the cameras, Romy has chosen Alice to be her voice to articulate things she had never known how to say, the discordance between the icon and the woman, her work as an actress, her relationship with Germany, and all the social projections of an era for which she was the receptacle. Forty years later, Alice entrusts Patrick Jeudy with the tapes of this conversation and in front of the camera she returns to this unique night on which Romy Schneider lifted the veil on her life.

Festivals and Awards:

  • History Film Festival, Rijeka, Croatia (2019)
  • Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, Bologna, Italy (2019)
  • Fipa Festival International De Programmes Audiovisuels, Biarritz, France (2019)