LOVE ACCORDING TO DALVA

A film by Emmanuelle NICOT

Cast : Zelda SAMSON, Alexis MANENTI, Fanta GUIRASSY

2022 / drama / France, Belgium / original title : DALVA / 83'’ / Color / status : completed / French / General Audience / All Rights / International catalogue

Dalva, 12, lives alone with her father. One evening, the police storms into their home and takes her into foster care. As Dalva befriends her new roommate Samia and social worker Jayden, she gradually comes to understand that the love she shared with her father was not what she thought. With their help, Dalva will learn to become a child again.

In this poignant debut feature, Emmanuelle Nicot explores the ramifications of abuse with deep sensibility and uncompromising grace, in a hopeful journey to recovery.