Nico, 1988, directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Cosmonaut) and starring Trine Dyrholm (The Legacy), was presented with the Orizzonti Award for Best Film at the 74th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday.
Nico, 1988 is a road-movie charting the last years of Christa Päffgen (Trine Dyrholm), known by her stage name Nico. One of Warhol’s muses, the Velvet Underground singer lived a second life after the story known to all, when she began her career as a solo artist.
This film is the story of Nico’s last tour with the band that accompanied her around Europe in the Eighties. It is the story of a rebirth, an artist, a mother, and the woman beyond the icon.