Exhilarating and astonishingly ambitious, Victoria is an adrenaline-fuelled heist thriller set on the streets of night-time Berlin that features the staggering technical feat of being shot in a single, unbroken take.
It features a hypnotic electronic score by Nils Frahm, and is screening here in advance of the AVA Festival in Belfast.
Victoria (Laia Costa), a young woman from Madrid, meets four local guys outside a nightclub. Sonne (Frederick Lau) and his friends are real Berliners who promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these boys have got themselves into hot water: they owe someone a dangerous favour that needs repaying that evening. As Victoria’s flirtation with Sonne begins developing into something more, he convinces her to come along for the ride. As the night rolls on, what started out as a good time, quickly spirals out of control. As dawn approaches, Victoria and Sonne realise it’s all or nothing and they abandon themselves to a heart-stopping journey into the depths of the night.
“Bolstered by an atmospheric score by Nils Frahm and masterful performances by its young leads, who improvised most of the dialogue while carefully hitting their precisely orchestrated cues, the result is a lively and engrossing exercise in creative swagger.” – LISA MULLEN, SIGHT & SOUND
AVA is an Audio Visual Arts Festival and Conference in Belfast that celebrates, amplifies and develops the strong current of electronic music and digital visual arts from Northern and Southern Ireland. AVA 2018 will be a two day event hosted on Friday 1st June and Saturday 2nd June in Belfast.
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