Love According to Dalva

Oct 11, 2023 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Emmanuelle Nicot
  • Year: 2023
  • Country: France/Belgium
  • Run Time: 87 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 55
  • B: 34
  • C: 7
  • D: 0
  • E: 0
  • Overall: 86
Love According to Dalva

Emmanuelle Nicot made a major impact on last year’s Festival circuit with her challenging debut feature, winning fourteen awards including the FIPRECI Prize at Cannes. Dalva is 12 years old and still baby-faced but she dresses and lives like a woman, alone with her father. One day, the police storm her house and take her away. Dumbfounded at first, she later meets a kindly social worker and gradually comes to terms with the true nature of her abusive childhood. Zelda Samson won the Rising Star Award at Cannes for her luminous performance as Dalva, fully expressing her bewilderment and turbulent emotional journey with honesty and insight.