Nico, 1988

By The Miniplex (other events)

8 Dates Through Sep 29, 2018

This new biopic follows the iconic singer-songwriter, approaching 50, leading a solitary existence in Manchester, far from her '60s glam days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for The Velvet Underground. Her life and career on the fringes, Nico's new manager Richard convinces her to hit the road again and tour Europe to promote her latest album. Struggling with her demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with her son, whose custody she lost long ago. A brave and uncompromising musician, Nico's story is the story of a rebirth: of an artist, a mother, and the woman behind the icon. From director Susanna Nicchiarelli. Stars Danish actress Trine Dyrholm (A ROYAL AFFAIR, THE CELEBRATION) as Nico.

"Dyrholm, an actress of formidable presence who expertly handles her own singing as well as the acting, gives a strong, truthful, unflinching performance that powers the film the way Christa's energy powered the bands she was in those late days." - Los Angeles Times

"A portrait of a spirit absolutely unyielding, who expected the worst from life and found cold, beautiful comfort when she got it." - Boston Globe

"Ms. Nicchiarelli, using brief archival flickers of Warhol's Factory parties, deftly connects the carefree chaos of Päffgen's past to the dark desperation of her present." - New York Times

"Amazingly, this movie, which stars the brilliant Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, manages to cut through Nico's carefully crafted mask." - Vogue

"Even though she spent her whole life trying to capture "the sound of defeat," Nico, 1988, with its inspired finale, grants the late singer a small, but significant, victory." - The Film Stage

"This is [Trine] Dyrholm's film and her commitment to the role is obvious. Her Nico is a flawed survivor, troubled and scarred but still there, persisting in her art: a worker in the tower of song." - CineVue


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