“A biopic packed with anguish, drugs and rock'n'roll.” - Hollywood Reporter
Films We Like is pleased to announce the acquisition of Canadian rights for NICO, 1988.
Susanna Nicchiarelli’s biopic of Velvet Underground singer Nico made its debut at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.
Danish actress-singer-songwriter Trine Dyrholm stars as Nico, the Andy Warhol discovery who sang lead vocals on several tracks of Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut album — after the group featuring Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker had made waves as Warhol’s own house band. But the film centers on the final two years of Nico’s life in 1987 and 1988, approaching 50 and living a solitary life in Manchester. Her manager Richard (John Gordon Sinclair) convinces her to hit the road again and tour Europe to promote her latest album. Struggling with her demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with her son, whose custody she lost long ago.
The deal was negotiated by Ron Mann, president of Films We Like, and Celluloid Dreams’ Charlotte Mickie.
About Films We Like
Founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential, Altman) Films We Like is a boutique distributor of documentary, independent, and international films in Canada. Recent releases include Tampopo,Cameraperson, and Things to Come.
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