Victoria

a film by Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer und Isabelle Tollenaere. Starts September 2nd at the fsk. In English with German subtitles.

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Over the cour­se of two years in California City, a huge, eerie plan­ned city in the desert that is cut off from Los Angeles by a moun­tain ran­ge, Victoria unfolds, en pas­sant, a city map that elu­des ori­en­ta­ti­on: we see time pas­sing, san­dy streets being ten­ded to, kids on their way to school and han­ging out. Out of docu­men­ta­ry images and pho­ne vide­os taken by Warren, the prot­ago­nist, vir­tu­al views and a voice­over of his dia­ry ent­ries, an image of the city and a city of images are for­med in par­al­lel. The con­struc­tion of rea­li­ty beco­mes visi­ble here, as does its poten­ti­al for the poe­tic: a turt­le race in the desert sand, foun­tains that gush from burst pipes, memo­ries of Los Angeles sur­fa­cing during a vir­tu­al stroll with Google Maps, black holes as gate­ways to ano­t­her galaxy.

Credits:

BE 2019, 71 Min., engl. OmU
Regie: Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere

Kamera: Isabelle Tollenaere
Schnitt: Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere
mit Lashay T. Warren, Sharleece Bourne, Mark Martinez, Ernest Dove, Markiece Glover, Elliot Lacey

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