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Sebastian Schipper, Victoria, 2015


8 Apr 20169 Jun 2016

★★★★    "A stylish piece of work... real high-wire film-making" The Guardian
★★★★★ "Victoria will have you clinging on for dear life" The Telegraph
★★★★★ "Extraordinary...a stunning cinematic achievement" Empire

Director Sebastian Schipper has pulled off a staggering feat with Victoria, shooting the entire film in one unbroken, exhilarating take.

Set in Berlin, it charts the preparation, execution and fallout of a heist. Things start out innocently enough: Victoria (Laia Costa), a Spanish girl living in the city, meets local boy Sonne (Frederick Lau) at a club. The immediate chemistry between the two, and what they reveal to one another, give us believable reason for the extremes they’ll go to for each other. In contrast to the meticulous planning and regimented timing needed to execute the single-take action, much of the script was improvised to make each moment feel real and each interaction natural. A multiple award winner at Berlinale, Victoria is an adrenaline-pumping thriller that pushes the boundaries of cinema.

Please note that this film features strobe lighting.

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Victoria, dir. Sebastian Schipper, Germany 2015, 138 mins. English, and German with English subtitles.

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