WIFF | FILMS

DALIDA

Review

Director:

 Lisa Azuelos

Genre:

Biography

Country:

France

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2016

Language:

French/ Italian/ English/ Arabic 

Runtime:

124 Minutes

Description:

Born in Egypt into an Italian family, Dalida reigned as one of France’s most famous singers from the late 1950s through the 1980s, with a repertoire of hits as vast and varied as her private life was tumultuous and tragic.  The film takes us on a journey from her difficult childhood to the summits of stardom and through her final moments.

The biggest tragedy of Dalida’s life was that she was a strong and independent entertainer.  Perhaps because she was so conspicuously perceived as a strong and independent woman, she struggled to find any kind of similar success in her love life, with no less than three of her lovers committing suicide before she herself ended her life in 1987. 

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