This powerful biopic is based on the true and fascinating story of acclaimed music icon Dalida (Sveva Alviti). Following the singer from her birth in Cairo through her traumatic childhood to her worldwide success with 170 million albums sold, “Dalida” provides an intimate portrait of a strong, complex, talented, and fiercely independent woman. But being a modern woman in the late ’50s came with a steep price. Although Dalida’s repertoire of hits was vast — she sang in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, and Italian — her astonishingly eventful private life was tragic, with three of her lovers committing suicide and Dalida following suit in 1987. This extraordinary life and career, as flamboyant as it was calamitous, is beautifully recounted by director Lisa Azuelos, who deftly matches the songs Dalida performed with the most important episodes of the singer’s life.
Film CategoryInternational Spotlight Music Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus Women in Film Spotlight
SubjectMental Health Music Suicide Women's Issues
GenreBiopic Historical Drama
Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation