Magazine article Screen International

Magnolia Pictures Acquires 'Nico, 1988'

Magazine article Screen International

Magnolia Pictures Acquires 'Nico, 1988'

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Distributor targets 2018 theatrical release.

The autumn festival deals continue to trickle in as Magnolia Pictures said on Wednesday it had picked up US rights from Celluloid Dreams to Susanna Nicchiarelli’s Nico, 1988.

The film premiered in Venice where it won best film in Horizons and Magnolia is targetting a 2018 theatrical release.

Nico, 1988 focuses on the final two years of Nico, the Velvet Underground singer whose ethereal vocal style bewitched a generation. In the late 1980s and approaching 50, Nico lives a solitary existence in Manchester and resolves to reconnect with her son when her manager persuades her to embark on a European tour.

Danish actress, singer and songwriter Trine Dyrholm, who won the 2016 Berlin Silver Bear for her role in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune, plays the title role in the film.

“Susanna Nicchiarelli has conjured up a beautifully filmed window into the world of Nico that rings truer than any documentary could,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said. …

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