Adopt Films and Kino Lorber Release Victoria on Blu-ray and DVD
Adopt Films and Kino Lorber Release the Critically-Acclaimed Indie Hit and
Silver Bear Winner Victoria, a film by Sebastian Schipper
Available on Blu-ray and DVD March 8, 2016
NEW YORK, NY - February 1, 2016 - Adopt Films and Kino Lorber are proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Sebastian Schipper's Victoria, winner of the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Cinematography at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. Laia Costa and Frederick Lau star in breakout performances, winning awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress and Actor, respectively, at the German Film Awards. This groundbreaking and technically daring indie hit and festival success -- ambitiously shot in a single take -- tells the story of a young woman, alone in Berlin, who meets a group of local men at a nightclub, and finds herself involved in a pulse-pounding, exciting thrill-ride that quickly spirals dangerously out of control.
Following its successful theatrical release by Adopt Films in key markets including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, and Austin, Victoria will become available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 8, 2016, with a SRP of $34.95 for the Blu-ray, and $29.95 for the DVD.
Hailed by critics for its bold and audacious stylistic approach, Victoria is the fourth film by acclaimed German director Sebastian Schipper, whose previous films include Sometime in August and A Friend of Mine. In addition to the Silver Bear, Victoria won the Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas, and Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost" Awards at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, six awards including Outstanding Feature Film and Best Direction at the German Film Awards, and Festival Award for Best International Film at the San Diego Film Festival, among numerous other awards and nominations at international film festivals.
This film is not a movie; it's not about a bank robbery. It is a bank robbery. "Victoria" was shot in one single take. Two hours and eighteen minutes. No cuts. No CGI. No cheap tricks. No expensive ones, either. Just one shot. Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets for local Berliners outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these lads have gotten themselves into hot water: they owe someone a dangerous favor that requires repaying that evening. As Victoria's flirtation with Sonne deepens into something more, he convinces her to come along for the ride. And later, when things become more ominous and possibly lethally dangerous for Sonne, she insists on coming along. As the night takes on an ever more menacing character, what started out as a good time quickly spirals out of control. As dawn approaches, Victoria and Sonne address the inevitable; it's all or nothing and they abandon themselves to a heart-stopping race into the depths of hell.
A Film by Sebastian Schipper
Cinematography by Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Starring Laia Costa and Frederick Lau
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: March 8, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
138 minutes / English & German w/ English subtitles / Color / 2015 / Dolby Digital Stereo / 16:9