MY FRIEND VICTORIA

Directed by Jean Paul Civeyrac
US release date: December 4th, 2015
2014 | Dir. Jean-Paul Civeyrac | France | 95 mins

Based on the story “Victoria and the Staveneys” by Nobel laureate (and oft-filmed author) Doris Lessing, My Friend Victoria relocates its black London heroine to contemporary Paris. “So poignant... So beautiful... An intensely beguiling film, and an altogether surprising one, from a director whose signature is entirely his own.—Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

Synopsis: An 8-year-old black child named Victoria, is taken in for a night by the wealthy, white, well-intentioned family of one of her schoolmates. The experience haunts her for years to come, shaping her desires. As an adult she unexpectedly reconnects with the family’s youngest son in an encounter that will redirect her life yet again in this probing and intimate look at the politics of race and class identity.

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US distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Opens in New York City at IFC Center on December 4th.

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