Love According to Dalva


NY Premiere

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Tinker Auditorium

Dir. Emmanuelle Nicot, 2022, France, Belgium, 87 min
With Zelda Samson, Alexis Manenti, Fanta Guirassy
In French with English subtitles

Twelve-year-old Dalva has been abruptly removed from her father’s home by authorities. As she begins the healing process in foster care, she gains new insight into the relationship she had with her father. With the help of a social worker and new roommate, Dalva learns to live like a child again.

In this poignant debut feature, Emmanuelle Nicot explores the ramifications of abuse with deep sensibility and uncompromising grace, in a hopeful journey to recovery.

An explosion from within, a silent shockwave: that’s how to describe the effect of Emmanuelle Nicot’s first feature.” — Le Monde

Rewarding and thought-provoking. Nicot is a promising talent.” — Deadline