Nico, 1988

2017/Color/93 mins/Italy, Belgium

Category Cinema International
Director Susanna Nicchiarelli
Producer Gregorio Paonessa, Marta Donzelli, Joseph Rouschop, Valerie Boumonville
Screenplay Susanna Nicchiarelli
Cinematography Crystel Fournier
Editor Stefano Cravero
Music Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo
Set Alessandro Vannucci with Igor Gabriel
Costume Francesca Vecchi, Roberta Vecchi
Cast Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Sandor Funtek, Thomas Trabacchi, Karina Fernandez, Calvin Demba
Production Companies I Wonder Pictures release of a Vivo Film, Cinema e Tarantula production
World Sales Celluloid Dreams
Festival/Awards Orizzonti Prize for Best Film, Venice 2017

Approaching 50, singer-songwriter Nico leads a solitary low-key existence in Manchester, far from her 60s glam days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for cult band The Velvet Underground. She doesn't care much anymore about her looks nor her career, performing thanks to her new manager Richard who gives Nico some needed drive to hit the road again to tour Europe. Struggling with her demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with her son, whose custody she lost long ago. A brave and uncompromising musician, Nico's story is the story of a rebirth: of an artist, of a mother, of the woman behind the icon.