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The French Cinémathèque revives “the inflexible grace” of Romy Schneider


Curator Clémentine Deroudille, who designed the Louis de Funès Museum in Saint-Raphaël, wanted to come back here to the incomparable career of the German actress, who died tragically 40 years ago. The exhibition will be held from March 16 to July 31.

Rosalie facing David and César with Sautet, Sissi first with Marischka then Elizabeth of Austria with Visconti, Lily the most beautiful prostitute in Max and the scrap dealers… All this was the magic of Romy Schneider. In The Old RiflePhilippe Noiret, will tell him straight away, “I love you“. Love with her, that thing in life seemed to go without saying. Almost 40 years ago, on May 29, 1982, the German actress, who preferred France to her native Austria, left us too soon. She was only 43 years old. Today her adopted country has not forgotten her. From March 16 to July 31, the Cinémathèque Française will dedicate an exhibition to him entirely dedicated to his career and his destiny.

The exhibition “the inflexible grace of Romy Schneider“will show how”the austrian bride» has become an icon of French cinema, both solar and close, determined to emancipate herself from this too cumbersome Sissi, multiplying daring choices and collaborations with the greatest filmmakers: Luchino Visconti, Orson Welles, Otto Preminger, Alain Cavalier , Henri-Georges Clouzot, Joseph Losey, Claude Sautet, Costa-Gavras, Claude Chabrol…

This beautiful tribute was designed by curator Clémentine Deroudille who also conceptualized the Louis de Funès museum in Saint-Raphaël. Authentic director of this kind of great cultural event, she has already highlighted and set to music the exhibitions devoted to Barbara and Georges Brassens at the Philharmonie de Paris.

For the curator of the exhibition, the actress is more than ever the symbol of a free woman, ahead of her time: “Romy Schneider remains forever the incarnation of the modern woman, fulfilled, asserting her sensuality, living with ardor through the films she has shot, the Sautets of course, The swimming pool, The trialwithout forgetting the legendary series of Sisi and so many others…»

Romy Schneider exhibition at the French Cinematheque from March 16 to July 31. Opening hours from March 16 to July 31: Monday, Wednesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays. Weekends from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservation required on cinematheque.fr and fnac.com

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