Magnolia Pictures acquired US distribution rights for Susanna Nicchiarelli's Nico, 1988. The film won Best Film in the Orizzonti section of this year's Venice Film Festival. Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles stated: "Susanna Nicchiarelli evoked a moment in the life of Nico which sounds more truthful than any documentary. This would have been impossible without the fearless, exceptional performance of Trine Dyrholm who embodied this reluctant, deeply imperfect icon."

Nicchiarelli commented: "I am so enthusiastic that my film will be seen by the American audience, and I am really proud that Nico, 1988 has been acquired by such a refined and important society."

Produced by Vivo Film with Rai Cinema and Tarantula, in coproduction with VOO and Be TV, the film will be released theatrically in Italy on October 12 by I Wonder.