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Love According to Dalva

OT: Love According to Dalva

Emmanuelle Nicot // Belgium, France, 2022
// FF2022



In an impressive debut feature, Emmanuelle Nicot examines the effects of abuse with great sensitivity and emotional power. Dalva lives alone with her father. One evening, the police raid their flat, arrest her father and transfer the 12-year old girl to a young people’s home. When Dalva makes friends with housemate Samia and social worker Jayden, she begins to grasp what she has been through. Gradually, the girl tries to find a way to discover her inner child and at the same time start a self-determined life.



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EMMANUELLE NICOT (*1985 in France) left the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Belgium in 2012 and has since then realized several short films which have been shown at 60 film festivals worldwide. Dalva is her first feature film and was shown in the section Semaine de la Critique at Cannes.


Love According to Dalva



Belgium, France


83 min

OV with German subtitles

Emmanuelle Nicot

Emmanuelle Nicot

Zelda Samson, Alexis Manenti, Fanta Guirassy, Marie Denarnaud, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Maïa Sandoz, Sandrine Blancke, Charlie Drach, Roman Coustère-Hachez

Julie Esparbes, Delphine Schmit

Caroline Guimbal

Fabrice Osinski, Valérie Ledocte, Aline Gavroy

Suzana Pedro

Frédéric Alvarez

Catherine Cosme

Constance Allain

Stéphanie Doncker, Emmanuelle Nicot

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