Opening Night feature film DALIDA – 2017 Arpa IFF

Friday, November 3, 2017
Opening Night Red Carpet & Reception: 6:00-7:30 PM
Opening Night Special Screening: 8:00 PM
LLOYD E. RIGLER Theatre, Egyptian Theatre

Please note, Arpa IFF organizers reserve the right to make any necessary changes in scheduling.


124 min (France, 2017 US release)

2017 Arpa IFF NOMINEE for Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Feature Narrative Film

Director: Lisa Azuelos
Writers: Catherine Rihoit, Orlando, Lisa Azuelos, Jacques Pessis
Producers: Vivien Aslanian, Lisa Azuelos, Philippe Guez, Nadia Khamlichi, Romain Le Grand, Julien Madon, Adrian Politowski, Jérôme Seydoux, Bastien Sirodot, Gilles Waterkeyn
Cast: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Alessandro Borghi

Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon “Dalida” born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine’s picture “Le Sixième Jour”, and who later committed suicide in 1987 in Paris, after selling more than 130 million records worldwide.