Sunday, July 9, 2017
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is the place to see the best of French cinema with its weekly CinéSalon program. In celebration of Bastille Day, join us for the NY Premiere of Dalida.
Director Lisa Azuelos’ much-anticipated Dalida biopic goes backstage with the enchanting Egyptian-born Italian singer who became France’s reigning pop star from the 1950s-1980s. Recording in more than five languages, Dalida sold a record-breaking 170 million albums during her lifetime, with chart-topping hits spanning Edith Piaf-esque classics to emotional disco numbers. Following Dalida’s extraordinary rise from beauty pageant contestant to cabaret artist to international superstar, this visually stunning new film tells a captivating story of professional success and personal tragedy in exquisite period detail. Italian-model-turned actress Sveva Alviti paints a nuanced portrait of the star in her breakthrough role.
Please Note: The previously announced post-screening Q&A has been unfortunately canceled.
$8 FIAF Members • $8 with Student ID • $14 Non-Members
Directed by Lisa Azuelos. 2016. 124 min. Color. DCP.
With Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Nicolas Duvauchelle.
In French with English Subtitles.
“Lisa Azuelos nous happe” / “Lisa Azuelos captivates us”
“Envoûtant et bouleversant” / “Spellbinding and deeply moving”
— Le Parisien
Special thanks to Corinne Tacchi and Benoît Sauvage (Pathé)