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Start Date: 9/7/2017Start Time: 2:00 PM
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A Great Romantic Fresco

A film by Lisa Azuelos
Cast: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Brenno Placido, Niels Schneider

France | 2017 | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music | Not Rated
English, French, Italian with English subtitles

A powerful biopic based on the true and fascinating story of acclaimed music icon Dalida. From her birth in Cairo followed by a traumatic childhood to her worldwide huge success with 170 million albums sold, Dalida is the intimate portrait of a strong, fiercely independent, liberated, complex and talented woman… And being a modern woman in the late 50s comes with a price. With a repertoire of hits as vast and varied as her private life was tumultuous and tragic, with no less than three of her lovers committing suicide before she herself ended her life in 1987. This extraordinary destiny, as flamboyant as it is tragic is beautifully recounted by Lisa Azuelos by matching the songs performed with the most important episodes of the singer’s life.

Screenplay: Lisa Azuelos in collaboration with Orlando and Jacques Pessis based on the book written by Orlando and Catherine Rihoit.
Cinematography: Antoine Sanier
Music: Jean – Claude Petit
Editing: Baptiste Druot

2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival: Official Selection

“A film searing with the searing energy and passion of the titular singer. Filled with deeply touching emotional notes, grand musical performances and an endearing tale of the strength of the human spirit, Dalida is masterpiece.” – Andrew McArthur, Culture Fix | full review

“Azuelos’s pic will win over new fans to the troubled singer who successfully adapted her repertoire over decades in the music industry to become at one point the most popular female artist on the French music scene.” – Judith Prescott, | full review

Dalida is one of the best biopics you’ll ever see” – Courtney Howard, | full review

 “Azuelos has always been a strong director of actors, and that quality must have served her well when working with the little-known and not very experienced Alviti, who steals the show here in every single scene.” -  Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Lisa Azuelos brings us an effective biopic on the impassioned, flamboyant and tragic fate of the singer.” - Fabien Lemercier, | full review

“The melodramatic drama is well filmed with the music to match it. Put that one on your list.” – Dude the cleaner, Cinéphile | full review


Location Information:
Tower Theater  (View Map)
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-8706
Contact Information:
Name: Orlando Rojas
Phone: (305) 237-2463
Admission Information
11.50, General admission
$ 9, Seniors, Non-MDC Students, MDC Staff
$ 7, MDC students, Tower Theater and Miami Film Society members
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Free parking available behind the theater
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