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My Friend Victoria2014. France. 95 min.
Director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac Featuring: Guslagie Malanda, Nadia Moussa, Pierre Andrau, Catherine Mouchet, Pascal Greggory
Victoria, a young girl from a humble background, spends the night with the bourgeois family of Thomas, one of her classmates, and becomes infatuated with their rich lifestyle. Years later, their two worlds collide in a passionate but brief romance and their reunion leads to the birth of a daughter. After Victoria finally introduces Thomas to their young daughter, she struggles with the consequences of turning to Thomas’s family in the hope of providing her daughter with a brighter future. In this intimate portrait of class and racial barriers, director Jean-Paul Civeyrac examines the societal tensions that can divide lovers and families. Introduction by Ari Blatt (U.Va.)