Victoria (2015)
First screened in September 2015
Director: Sebastian Schipper. Cast: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, Max Mauff, André Hennicke, Ambar de la Horra, Eike Frederik Schulz, Anna Lena Klenke, Philipp Kubitza, Hans-Ulrich Laux. Screenplay: Sebastian Schipper, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, and Eike Frederik Schulz.

Twitter Capsule: Morvern Callar rebuilt as pulse-pounding thriller, astonishingly executed in a continuous, 132-minute take. Overwhelming.

VOR:   Birdman skeptics already circling this one as a mind-blowing example of an actual feature-length unbroken take. Marvelous indeed, but so is its view of outsiderdom and reluctant conscription.

Photo © 2015 Adopt Films/MonkeyBoy/Radical Media

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Berlin Film Festival: Outstanding Technical Achievement (Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, cinematographer and camera operator)

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