My Friend Victoria

95 mins.
Directed by Jean-Paul Civeyrac
French with subtitles

Presented as part of the Tournées Film Festival in collaboration with Holyoke Community College, with support from the FACE Foundation.

An 8-year-old black child named Victoria (Keylia Achie Beguie) is taken in for a night by the wealthy, white, well-intentioned family of one of her schoolmates. The experience haunts her for years to come, shaping her desires and offering a mirage of privilege that she dreams of but finds impossible to attain.

As an adult (Guslagie Malanda), she drifts from job to job, but then unexpectedly reconnects with the family’s youngest son (Pierre Andrau) in an encounter that will reshape her life yet again.