Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2017


Directed by Lisa Azuelos


Director: Lisa Azuelos
Section: Spotlight
Country: France, Italy
Year: 2016
Language: French, Italian
Version: Original version with German subtitles, Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Alessandro Borghi



She was an unconventional woman in conventional times: Singer-actress Dalida, née Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, was born 1933 in Cairo, debuting as a singer at the Olympia in Paris in 1956. Her career covered three decades until her early death 1987. Everything about her life was glamourous: Her songs, her affairs, her tragic setbacks. She lost people she loved. She went to India in search of enlightenment and later surfed the Disco wave in the '70s. There's been a Dalida Place in the 18th Arrondissement since 1997 – now Liza Azuelos has devoted a filmic monument to her, too.

PLEASE NOTE: The screening on June 28 will be in the original with English subtitles. The screening on June 29 will be in the original with German subtitles.

Meet the director


Lisa Azuelos

Liza Azuelos was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France in 1965 as daughter of singer/actress Marie Laforêt. Her breakthrough as director came 2008 with LOL starring Sophie Marceau, which she remade in the US 2012 starring Miley Cyrus. In 2014 she shot romance QUANTUM LOVE starring Marceau and François Cluzet, which also screened at Munich.


Screenplay: Lisa Azuelos, Orlando
Original Material: Catherine Rihoit, Bruno Gigliotti (Orlando)
Director of Photography: Antoine Sanier
Film Editor: Thomas Fernandez
Composer: Jeanne Trellu, Jaco Zijlstra
Production Designer: Emile Ghigo
Costume Design: Emmanuelle Youchnovski
Sound: Vincent Goujon
Producer: Julien Madon, Lisa Azuelos, Jérôme Seydoux
Production Company: Bethsabée Mucho Films
Co-Producer: Nadia Khamlichi, Gilles Waterkeyn, Bastien Sirodot, Romain Le Grand, Vivien Aslanian
Co-Production Company: Pathé Production, TF1 Films Production, Umedia, Universal Music Publishing
Distributor: NFP marketing & distribution GmbH