Love According to Dalva (15)
Director: Emmanuelle Nicot
Starring: Zelda Samson, Alexis Manenti
Drama | France | Belgium | 2022
1 hr 28 mins | Subtitles
Dalva, Nicot’s debut drama, has received awards from audiences and critics alike for its delicate, yet honest storytelling of a 12-yearold girl. Zelda Samson offers an outstanding performance, captivating the audience with her spontaneity and intensity. Direction and cinematography are impressive and said to be reminiscent of the work of Sciamma. (Petite Maman, Portrait of a Lady on Fire). Nicot has based the narrative on extensive research and treats the challenging themes with empathy and sensitivity. The result is a touching, compassionate portrayal of a girl who must learn to be a child and discover the joys of friendship, leaving us with a feeling of hope. A Guardian critic stated that she was “reluctant to watch and when it started, I could not look away”.
SPECIAL GUEST Q&A WITH PAT KELMAN OF 606 DISTRIBUTION
Pat Kelman Patrick is an experienced film and media professional, working on both content creation for online media and film direction. Patrick launched his UK film distribution company – 606 Distribution, naming it after the apartment the company stay in each year at Cannes – Room 606. The initial slate included Juliette Binoche in Polina and Charlotte Rampling in Hannah and he joins us to talk about his new acquisition, Love According to Dalva. Patrick has a background as an actor, having appeared in numerous film and television productions. His credits include Lighthouse, My Hero and The Odyssey.
Saturday 21 Oct. 7.30 pm
The Rex Cinema, 14 West Street, Wareham, BH20 4JY
£9.00: £6.00 (students and under 25s)