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Love According to Dalva 15 rating

Dalva is a 12-year-old girl who dresses and acts like a woman, blinded by her father's pernicious affections. After being taken into care, she has to learn to live like a child again, in this delicate, compassionate and powerful drama.

Drama 2022 88 mins

Director: Emmanuelle Nicot



Although Dalva is 12, she dresses, wears make-up and lives like a woman. One evening, she’s suddenly taken away from her father’s house. Dumbfounded and outraged at first, she later meets Jayden (Manenti), a social worker, and Samia (Guirassy), a teen with a temper. A new life seems to start for Dalva: that of a girl her age. Despite its distressing subject matter, director Emmanuelle Nicot has crafted a sensive and delicately human drama, presented from a survivor's perspective. Propelled by Zelda Samson's extraordinary performance in the title role (for which she won a prize at Cannes), this is a film experience that will stay with you.