Dalida

 Adult themes

Director: Lisa Azuelos
Cast: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Country: France, Italy
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2016
Genre: Melodrama, Biopic
Duration: 124 min

“This fascinating and moving film is maybe the best biopic ever made in France.” — Le Parisien

Synopsis

From her birth in Cairo in 1933 to her worldwide hit Gigi l’Amoroso in 1974, this intimate portrait retraces the life of a complex and legendary woman and singer. Married to Lucien Morisse — director at the time of Europe 1 radio station — Dalida’s heyday was made of disco nights, performances at the Olympia, journeys across India and a number of unforgettable hits. Lisa Azuelos’ film is a beautifully crafted look into the emergence of a modern woman at a time that was decidedly less modern.

Dalida was one of Europe’s most famous singers from the late 1950s to the 1980s and a legend in the disco boom. She reigned over the European charts for three decades, reinventing herself from smoky chanteuse to disco diva, always taking her audience along. Her private life, marked by tragedy, significantly influenced her music. This lavish French-Italian co-production retraces Dalida’s tragic life and remarkable singing career. The artist who sold 170 million records worldwide and recorded over 2000 songs remains to this day the most successful French singer. Director Lisa Azuelos renders a magnificent and powerful melodrama, featuring the uncanny lookalike Italian actress Sveva Alviti who delivers a mesmerising performance as Dalida.

Trailer

Screenings

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Sun 4 March 8:00 pm
Thu 8 March 2:20 pm
Mon 12 March 12:45 pm
Mon 19 March 6:00 pm

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Tue 6 March 12:50 pm
Sun 18 March 6:00 pm
Wed 21 March 10:30 am

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Wed 7 March 1:30 pm
Thu 15 March 4:00 pm
Mon 19 March 8:15 pm

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Sat 10 March 3:45 pm D
Thu 15 March 3:50 pm D
Tue 20 March 1:50 pm D
Sun 25 March 8:25 pm D

NEW PLYMOUTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Sun 18 March 6:15 pm

NELSON – SUTER THEATRE
Thu 15 March 1:00 pm
Sun 25 March 12:45 pm

TIMARU – MOVIE MAX DIGITAL
Wed 21 March 7:30 pm

TAURANGA – RIALTO CINEMAS
Mon 19 March 8:15 pm
Sun 25 March 2:45 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Thu 22 March 1:25 pm
Wed 28 March 8:10 pm

DUNEDIN – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sun 25 March 1:30 pm
Tue 27 March 8:20 pm

HAMILTON – LIDO CINEMA
Mon 26 March 5:50 pm
Tue 3 April 11:00 am

ARROWTOWN – DOROTHY BROWNS
Tue 10 April 3:00 pm
Sat 14 April 11:00 am

PALMERSTON NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Sun 8 April 1:00 pm
Tue 17 April 6:00 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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