Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#Venezia74 – Film Festival 2017 – Orizzonti – Susanna Nicchiarelli – Nico, 1988

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Nico, 1988
Susanna Nicchiarelli
Orizzonti Competition
Nico, 1988, is written and directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli staring Trine Dyrholm as Nico and with John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Sandor Funtek, Thomas Trabacchi, Karina Fernandez, Calvin Demba. 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 Paffgen, known by her stage name Nico. One of Warhol’s muses, the 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.  Her music is among the most original of the Seventies and Eighties, and has influenced much of the musical production that followed. The "priestess of darkness", as she was called, found her true calling after age forty, when she shook off the weight of her beauty and rebuilt her relationship with her only forgotten son. Nico, 1988 is the story of Nico's last tour with the band that accompanied her around Europe in the Eighties. It is the story of a rebirth, an artist, a mother, the woman beyond the icon.

   Photograph courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

“This is the story of Nico after Nico.”
Susanna Nicchiarelli

Contessanally – Dramatic beautiful Nico played brilliantly by
Trine Dryholm – 7/10

#Venezia74 - #BiennaleCinema2017 – Area Giardini
Lido di Venezia

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