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  • Gareth Crook

Victoria (2015)

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

The 'thing' about this film is the one continuous shot. Which is a shame in many ways as it's got much more going for it than that. It's wonderful! The camerawork is effortless, it melts in and flows with the scene, putting the viewer at the heart of the film. Cameraman Sturla Brandth Grøvlen deserves a huge shout out. It helps that the plot unfolds beautifully, slowly introducing the cast, their story, their building relationships. There's menace, tenderness and intrigue woven into a 2 hour rollercoaster. It's very intimate with several great performances, the most staggering from Laia Costa and in short the entire thing is bloody fantastic! and yeah it's one shot, no cuts, which on top of everything else makes this very special.



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