Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

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.

tags: Francophone, Women, Music, Feature film, Current Affairs

Cast: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Alessandro Borghi


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

Co-Producer: Nadia Khamlichi, Gilles Waterkeyn, Bastien Sirodot, Romain Le Grand, Vivien Aslanian

Production Company: Bethsabée Mucho Films

Co-Production Company: Pathé Production, TF1 Films Production, Umedia, Universal Music Publishing

Distributor: NFP marketing & distribution GmbH

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.