37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

My Friend Victoria

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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.)


Sunday, November 8


7:30 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A

Film Info

Director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac

Runtime: 95 min.

Year: 2014

Country: France

Featuring: Guslagie Malanda, Nadia Moussa, Pierre Andrau, Catherine Mouchet, Pascal Greggory