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NICO, 1988

NICO, 1988

Trine Dyrholm, a singer in her own right, injects the aging songstress with real pain and passion, banging the piano in dark glasses like Stevie Wonder and raucously singing under the influence of smack mainlined into her bruised ankle. Set against her towering personality, the supporting characters fizzle in failed subplots involving brief love affairs among members of the band. Even her unruffled manager, played in a tacky checked jacket by Glasgow actor and singer John Gordon Sinclair (World War Z), pales beside this one-woman show and walking disaster. (Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter)

Susanna Nicchiarelli
Born in Rome in 1975, she graduated in filmmaking from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome in 2004. Having begun her career working with Nanni Moretti, and has written and directed many short films and documentaries, and two feature-length films:  “Cosmonaut” (2009), winner of the Controcampo award at the Venice Film Festival, and “Discovery at Dawn” (2013), presented at the Rome Film Festival.

Film Selection: Nico, 1988 (2017)
 — La scoperta dell’alba  (Discovery at Dawn, 2013)
 — Cosmonauta (Cosmonaut, 2009)

European Panorama Fiction 2018

Susanna Nicchiarelli

Italy / Belgium 2017
DCP / color
93 minutes
English / German / Czech

Crystel Fournier
Stefano Cravero
Adriano Di Lorenzo, Marc Bastien, Franco Piscopo
Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo
Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Sandor Funtek, Thomas Trabacchi, Karina Fernandez
Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Joseph Rouschop, Valérie Boumonville



Vivo Film, RAI Cinema, Tarantula
World Sales

Celluloid Dreams

Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere