Dalva

Love According to Dalva
Director
Emmanuelle Nicot
Country
Belgium, France
Year
2021
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Emmanuelle Nicot
Cast
Zelda Samson, Alexis Manenti, Fanta Guirassi, Marie Denarnaud, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Maïa Sandoz, Sandrine Blancke, Charlie Drach, Roman Coustère-Hachez
Production
Tripode Productions, Hélicotronc

Storyline

Dalva, a 13 years old girl, is brutally removed from her father's house. Enraged, she doesn't understand the reasons. Placed in a home, Dalva will progressively realise that, behind what she used to call "love", something else is hiding. 

Although Dalva is 12, she dresses, wears make-up and lives like a woman. One evening, she’s suddenly taken away from a father’s house. Dumbfounded and outraged at first, she later meets Jayden, a social worker, and Samia, a teen with a temper. A new life seems to start for Dalva, that of a girl her age. 

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2022
La Semaine de la Critique
Compétition: long métrage