My Friend Victoria

Eight-year-old Victoria, who is black, spends a night in the home of a white bourgeois family, which fuels her dreams of comfort and privilege. As an adult, she reconnects with the youngest son of her host family, bearing his child after a brief affair. All the while she drifts from job to job, independent, yet lacking focus—except for that one night from her childhood and its revelations. Based on a short story by Doris Lessing.

My Friend Victoria (2014)




French, with English subtitles




Jean Paul Civeyrac

Jean Paul Civeyrac

Jean Paul Civeyrac

Jean Paul Civeyrac was born in 1964 in Loire, France. After studying philosophy in Lyon he went on to study film directing. Since 2011, he has been teaching Cinema at the University of Paris. My Friend Victoria is his seventh feature film

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