News Danish actress Trine Dyrholm to present Nico, 1988

Published: May 16, 2018| 03:25 PM

The Karlovy Vary festival’s Horizons section will present the music biopic Nico, 1988, with a personal introduction from Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, who plays the title character.

Nico, 1988 charts the final chapters in the artistic career of music icon Nico, birth name Christa Päffgen. Most often talked about as Warhol’s muse or in connection with the band the Velvet Underground, Päffgen lived a dramatic life full of intensity, one that ultimately saw her rebirth as an artist and her discovery of herself as a woman and mother.

“Trine Dyrholm was key to the film,” says director Susanna Nicchiarelli about her lead actor. “Her contribution to my film and to me personally was tremendous. Trine gave Nico energy and vitality; she provided the movie with the exact amount of energy that was needed.”

Trine Dyrholm started out as the singer for the popular Danish band The Moonlighters. She studied acting and is one of the busiest actors working in Denmark today. Her movie credits include Thomas Vinterberg’s Festen (1998), the comedy In China They Eat Dogs (1999), and the Oscar-nominated historical drama A Royal Affair (2012). In 2016 at the Berlinale she picked up a Silver Bear for best actress in Vinterberg’s The Commune (2016).

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