Crushing debut film about 12-year-old Dalva who must learn to become a child again
Dalva lives alone with her father. Until the police raid their house one night, placing her under juvenile protection. Dalva is not like other 12-year-old girls. She behaves and dresses like a grown woman, and completely fails to understand why she was so rudely torn away from her father. With help from her roommate Samia and her companions at the shelter, Dalva will have to learn to become a child again.
Dalva is the smashing directorial debut of Emmanuelle Nicot, who was widely praised after its world premiere at Cannes for the subtle and sincere way she filmed a very shocking subject.
Lead actor Zelda Samson is yet another young girl with no previous acting experience to impress in a supporting role this year.
Intense, raw study of girl abused by her father.