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.
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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