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Emmanuelle Nicot / FR, BE, 2022 / 83 min.

Devastating directorial debut that garnered universal praise for its subtle treatment of an extremely shocking subject. Dalva is 12 years of age, but dresses as an adult woman. Then she’s suddenly taken away from her father. Winner of the audience award at IFFR.

poster Dalva (Emmanuelle Nicot, BE 2022)
Dalva lives alone with her father. Until one evening when the police raid their house, and place Dalva in the care of social services. Dalva is not like other twelve-year-old girls. She dresses and behaves like an adult woman, and doesn’t understand why she’s been so roughly snatched away from her father. With help from her roommate Samia and her support workers in the home, Dalva has to learn to be a child again.

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Scenes from this movie may cause fearPersons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adultThis movie contains foul language

Director

Emmanuelle Nicot

Production year

2022

Country

FR, BE

Original title

Dalva

Length

83 min.

Language

French

Subtitles

ENG of NLD

Format

DCP

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still Dalva (Emmanuelle Nicot, BE 2022)
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