Archive of films Nico, 1988 / Nico, 1988

Italy / Belgium
2017, 93 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2018

Model, actress, singer, muse. Nico’s life is a tale of an uncompromising artist who found contentment in her work only after losing the majority of her fans. Her story, although an extreme case, relates a truth about the difficulties faced by many women, including artists and mothers, on their journey to true maturity.


The story of the legendary singer, model, Warhol muse, and icon of (not only) the 1960s plays out between Paris, Prague, Nuremberg, and Manchester. Italian director Susanna Nicchiarelli decided to focus on a concrete period of her life – her last two years, which she spent touring Europe during the 1980s. The film is not your standard biopic, but still it tries to uncover the real woman hidden behind the media image of Nico and her status as an icon. It is a story of the rebirth of an artist, mother, and woman, a story narrated with savvy, irony, and without dramatic sentimentalism – the way she would have served it up herself.

Nikola Paggio

About the director

Susanna Nicchiarelli

Susanna Nicchiarelli (b. 1975, Rome). Selected filmography: Cosmonaut (Cosmonauta, 2009), Discovery at Dawn (La scoperta dell’alba, 2012), Nico, 1988 (2017)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli
Screenplay: Susanna Nicchiarelli
Dir. of Photography: Crystel Fouriner
Music: Gatto Ciliegia Contro il Grande Freddo
Editor: Stefano Cravero
Art Director: Igor Gabriel, Alessandro Vannucci
Producer: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Joseph Rouschop, Valérie Bournonville
Production: Vivo Film, Rai Cinema, Tarantula
Coproduction: Voo, Be Tv
Cast: Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca
Sales: Celluloid Dreams
Contact: Pascale Ramonda
Distributor: Asociace českých filmových klubů


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