Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli
Feature film | I/BE | 2017
93 min | Dolby 5.1
51st Hof International Film Festival
Set between Paris, Prague, Nuremberg, Manchester, the Polish countryside and the Roman seaside, NICO, 1988 is a road-movie dedicated to the last years of Christa Päffgen, known by her stage name “Nico”. One of Warhol’s muses, singer of The Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty, Nico lived a second life after the story known to all, when she began her career as a solo artist. NICO, 1988 is the story of Nico’s last tours with the band that accompanied her around Europe in the 80s: years in which the “priestess of darkness”, as she was called, found herself again, shaking off the weight of her beauty and rebuilding the relationship with her only forgotten son. It is the story of a rebirth, of an artist, of a mother, of the woman beyond the icon.