My Friend Victoria

Directed by Jean Paul Civeyrac

Year: 2014
Running Time: 95
Color Type: Color
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

My Friend Victoria

Crew
Directed by Jean Paul Civeyrac


An 8-year-old black child named Victoria (Keylia Achie Beguie), 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 and offering a mirage of privilege that she dreams of but finds impossible to attain. As an adult (beautifully played by newcomer Guslagie Malanda), she drifts from job to job, but then unexpectedly reconnects with the family’s youngest son (Pierre Andrau) in an encounter that will reshape her life yet again. Adapting Nobel laureate Doris Lessing’s story “Victoria and the Staveneys,” Civeyrac relocates the story from London to Paris to craft a probing and intimate look at the politics of race and class identity. Veteran actors Catherine Mouchet (Thérèse, Late August, Early September) and Pascal Greggory (Pauline at the Beach, Queen Margot, Gabrielle and others) round out the cast.

MY FRIEND VICTORIA is now available on iTunes.

Reviews

So poignant... so beautiful... an intensely beguiling film, and an altogether surprising one, from a director whose signature is entirely his own... Jean Paul Civeyrac [is] one of French cinema’s best-kept secrets

A subtle disquisition on race and class in contemporary France.

Press Kit

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Hi-Res Trailer

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 25 2021 at 6:44pm
RT' @CinemaTropical': Have you seen yet the acclaimed Mexican film IDENTIFYING FEATURES by Fernanda Valadez? The best reviewed film of 2021 s…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 25 2021 at 5:27pm
We were very moved by this supportive and informative statement from' @ForensicNurses' about TEST PATTERN’s depiction…' https://t.co/Mog8GocPkg'
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 25 2021 at 4:12pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming in October! Brand New 2K Masters! KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER (1974-75) Starring Darren McGavin & Simon Oakland…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 25 2021 at 1:17pm
RT' @Carlos_Film': It took a while, but my piece on IDENTIFYING FEATURES (Sin señas particulares), the masterful film by Fernanda Valadez and…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 25 2021 at 12:43pm
'.@JaneFonda' "couldn't be happier" about the re-release of F.T.A. and says it "puts a rest to... this false myth tha…' https://t.co/UPOz4cQAL8'
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 25 2021 at 10:45am
“Stunning in its examination of blackness, whiteness, gender, and class… This is talent. Pure, plain and simple.” –…' https://t.co/sLhgiQO0oW'
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 25 2021 at 10:42am
RT' @film_fag': Test Pattern (dir. Shatara Michelle Ford, 2019) - Watched through' @KinoLorber's' Kino Marquee site. In my humble opinion, this…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 24 2021 at 8:11pm
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': '.@DailyGrindhouse' interviewed the filmmakers of M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY about how they got' @StephenFry' to narr…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 24 2021 at 7:48pm
RT' @RollingStone': Shatara Michelle Ford’s 'Test Pattern' is stunning in its examination of blackness, whiteness, and gender. Read our revie…
'@KinoLorber' on Feb. 24 2021 at 6:14pm
RT' @JustTheDiscsPod': #BlurayDeals -' @KinoLorber' titles for $13.99 each (44% OFF): SOLDIER BLUE:' https://t.co/kVmIzoVdMs' CANYON PASSAGE: htt…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com