Nico, 1988


Susanna Nicchiarelli • 93' • Italy & Belgium


Thursday, May 2

Grounds, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam

Regular ticket
€ 11,00
No refunds

English subtitles included

19:30 doors open
20:30 start program

Drinks, popcorn and sweets for sale at the location


About the event

On Thursday May 2, Roffa Mon Amour joins forces again with the iconic Rotterdam brand Susan Bijl. On the occasion of the new collection of bags Amplify, which draws inspiration from making music, we’re going to screen a film about one of the most dreamy 60-70s music icons: Nico.

About the film

It’s 1988 and Nico, formerly known as Päffgen, lives now in Manchester. Fed up with her past public image as a model and Velvet Underground collaborator, she embraces her bohemian artist era. Despite heroin struggles, the singer starts a tour in Europe, performing also in communist Czechoslovakia, where her music is illegal, giving an iconic subversive performance that will remain in history.

As portrayed in the film, Nico possesses an inner life as strange and haunted as her music. With her voice, she brings you into dark places of her troubled mind, always with a strong energy. Also the cinematography of the film represents this contrast, showcasing the star in vibrant architectural locations as well as in a gray underground space in communist Czechoslovakia.

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