Love According to Dalva
U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Emmanuelle Nicot
Cast: Zelda Samson, Alexis Manenti, Fanta Guirassy
Duration: 83 mins
"★★★★ – a voice for those who can’t speak out" – Little White Lies
★★★★ – Guardian
★★★★ – The Times
Dressing and behaving like a woman, 12-year-old Dalva (captivating newcomer Zelda Samson) is not like other girls her age.
Home-schooled and hidden from society, she lives alone with her father and we first meet her as she is taken away from him and placed in care.
Befriended by her roommate and looked after by a kindly social worker, she gradually realises that the relationship she shared with her father was not what she believed it to be.
Director Emmanuelle Nicot centres Dalva throughout the story, as the life she has known unravels and she learns how to be a child again.
French with English subtitles