Victoria, image courtsey of Curzon
Film
Outdoor

Victoria

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Fri 11 Aug 2017
Doors 18.30
£17.00 + booking fees

DJ from 18.45 Film starts approximately 21.00. For telephone bookings call 0844 847 1715 (booking with Ticketmaster, calls will cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge)

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

A young woman is on the run through Berlin in this thriller that’s shot in a single take and unfolds on-screen in real-time, without cuts.

Certificate 15
Duration 138 mins
German with English subtitles

An exciting and immersive life-or-death love story that takes you on a breathless late-night adventure through the streets of Berlin. From the moment we meet Victoria herself in a nightclub right the way through to the unpredictable final scenes, this one-of-a-kind experience plays out in real-time without any cuts – a high-wire act of filmmaking bravado shot in one single, unbroken take.

German director Sebastian Schipper and cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grovlen are the people responsible for pulling off this dazzling feat, although the actors – led by young Spanish star Laia Costa – must also stay in-character as the non-stop camera follows Victoria’s race to stay ahead of the law after she and her new friends pull off a risky robbery. With an atmospheric soundtrack by composer/musician Nils Frahm, this is very much a nocturnal urban experience and a film that has to be seen on the big-screen to feel the full impact of its unique style. A wild and relentless ride; once you’re on there’s literally no way to get off.
 

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More than a technical prodigy, Victoria is an authentic piece of cinematic magic.

Jonathan Romney, The Observer
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