Romy Schneider, the actress with a tragic destiny, who died forty years ago, is dedicated to a fascinating retrospective at the Cinémathèque française, in Paris.
A beautiful tribute
She has played with the greatest, had the most beautiful roles : Romy Schneider is once again in the spotlight thanks to the tribute exhibition organized by the Cinémathèque from March 16 to July 31, 2022. Forty years after her disappearance on May 29, 1982, Romy Schneider is still as beloved and popular as ever. Beginning her career at the age of 15 in Germany, before settling in France, she became a star thanks to films that marked the history of cinema forever. The exhibition dedicated to her by the Cinémathèque française offers to bring her back to life through her roles but also her texts, her diary, interviews or filming images which show her as vibrant as she is cheerful.
A turbulent personal life
Following the thread of her so romantic life, the journey will allow us to understand how the little Austrian fiancée became an icon, the incarnation of the modern woman. The Romy Schneider exhibition traces the beginnings of the actress, who was just 15 years old for her first role, to her greatest successes alongside Alain Cavalier, Claude Sautet, Luchino Visconti, Orson Welles, Otto Preminger... All these archives reveal different facets of the personality of the international star. We come across his costumes, including one generously lent by Alain Delon, which he rarely shows, extracts from his diary. The Cinémathèque also offers a place to the loves of Romy Schneider, her passions and her turbulent personal life, marked by tragic moments, decisive encounters and stories worthy of the films in which she played. Impossible to come out of this exhibition without wanting to review all the filmography of this unforgettable actress.
La Cinematheque Française
51 rue de Bercy 75012 Paris