Nico, 1988

MIÉRCOLES 22 | CINETECA NACIONAL | 14:30 HRS. | 93 MIN.

DOMINGO 26 | CINEMEX REFORMA-CASA DE ARTE | 16:30 HRS. | 93 MIN.

Nico, 1988

Germany | 2018 | DCP | Color | 93 min | Susanna Nicchiarelli

 Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli
Script: Susanna Nicchiarelli
Producer: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Joseph Rouschop, Valérie Bournonville
Cinematography: Crystel Fournier
Sound: Marc Bastien
Music: Gatto Ciliegia control il Grande Freddo
Edition: Stefano Cravero
Cast: Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Sandor Funtek, Thomas Trabacchi, Karina Fernandez, Calvin Demba, Francesco Colella
Production Company: Vivo Film

Synopsis

Set between Paris, Prague, Nuremberg, Manchester, the Polish countryside and the Roman seaside, Nico, 1988 is a road-movie dedicated to the last years of Christa Päffgen, known by her stage name Nico. One of Warhol’s muses, singer of The Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty, Nico lived a second life after the story known to all, when she began her career as a solo artist. Nico, 1988 is the story of Nico’s last tours with the band that accompanied her around Europe in the Eighties: years in which the “priestess of darkness”, as she was called, found herself again, shaking off the weight of her beauty and rebuilding the relationship with her only forgotten son. It is the story of a rebirth, of an artist, of a mother, of the woman beyond the icon.

Susanna Nicchiarelli

Susanna Nicchiarelli was born in Rome in 1975. With a degree in Philosophy and a PHD at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, she graduated in Filmmaking from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome in 2004. She began her career working with Nanni Moretti, directing one of the Diari della Sacher, produced by Sacher Films and presented at the Venice Film Festival. She 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 nominated as Best First Film at the David di Donatello and Silver Ribbon awards, and Discovery at Dawn (2013), presented at the Rome Film Festival.

She has also made two short animated films in stop-motion: Sputnik 5, presented at the Venice Film Festival, winner of the Silver Ribbon award and distributed in theatres with her film Cosmonaut, and Esca Viva, presented at the Rome Film Festival in 2012. Nico, 1988 is her third feature film.

 

Festivals

Venice Film Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Fest