Exhibition on Romy Schneider: “Her photos provoke a feeling of complicity and empathy”

Forty years after the disappearance of the actress, a majestic exhibition pays tribute to her at the cinematheque.

“My dad always said ‘you’re photogenic’, that’s all!” Before the father, the fairies had bent over little Romy’s cradle, giving her a beauty that she knew how to use in the magazines that made her one of the most photographed actresses of her time. We can see it at the Cinémathèque but also at the Galerie de l’Instant in Paris, which has chosen to exhibit photos for some unpublished works of the actress.

“She was very young when I photographed her for the first time.testifies Claude Azoulay who orchestrated several sessions with her to Paris Match. It was 1957 in Rio. I can still see this appearance by the swimming pool of her hotel, lovely, all tanned. I also remember a Cannes Festival with Alain Delon who was spellbound. They tried to be discreet but they were “The” loving couple, an embodiment of beauty. Difficult to escape the crowd! We have established, I believe, a friendly relationship. Like all great…

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