The Italian director Susanna Nicchiarelli brings to the big screen on August 1st, the biographical drama NICO, 1988. The film is also written by Susanna and follows the singer-songwriter, approaching 50, leading a solitary existence in Manchester, far from her 60s glam days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for cult band The Velvet Underground. Her life and career on the fringes, Nico’s new manager Richard convinces her to hit the road again and tour Europe to promote her latest album. Struggling with her demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with her son, whose custody she lost long ago. A brave and uncompromising musician, Nico’s story is the story of a rebirth: of an artist, a mother, and the woman behind the icon.
The protagonist is nailed by Danish actress Trine Dyrholm who I had the opportunity to speak over the phone. We spoke about why she picked this project, her preparation, and more.
Let’s hear the full interview:
NICO, 1988 also stars John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca, Sandor Funtek, Karina Fernandez, Calvin Demba, Francesco Colella. Produced by Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Joseph Rouschop, Valérie Bournonville