FFCC members review Sebastian Schipper’s ‘Victoria’

FFCC members review Sebastian Schipper’s ‘one-shot’ crime feature, Victoria.


Juan BarquinDim the House Lights

“Schipper is equal parts talented and lucky to have managed to capture what he did in the allotted time.”

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Hans Morgenstern, Independent Ethos

“The single take works for this film because it captures both the mundane and the spontaneous with a sort of reverent naturalism.”

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Reuben PereiraFilm Frontier

Victoria may have its issues—it could have benefited from a leaner first act, and for its conceit, it does run a bit long—but this one-of-a-kind experimental motion picture not only stands as a towering technical achievement of the form, and also as a riveting thrill ride.”

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Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald

Victoria is a stunt, but it’s a neat stunt that shapes and informs the movie – an integral part of the story.”

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Alfred SotoHumanizing the Vacuum

Victoria matters less as a thriller than as a portrait of young adults with more enthusiasm than brains… Thanks to a strategy that tripped up Hitchcock and Iñnaritu, Victoria can claim that it shows the desperation into which nice people can sink after a lifetime of conservatory training.”

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