In Bed with Victoria / Victoria

2017 ARCHIVE

Director: Justine Triet
Cast: Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Melvil Poupaud
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: M Sex scenes & offensive language
Duration: 97 min
Festivals: Cannes International Film Festival 2016, Opening Night Film: Critics’ Week

“A sophisticated and extravagant comedy.” Cineuropa

Synopsis

Victoria Spick (Virginie Efira), criminal lawyer, workaholic, depressed, and self-centred with an empty love life, meets her friend, Vincent (Melvil Poupaud) and Sam (Vincent Lacoste, also in Saint Amour), an ex-dealer who she has helped out in court, at a wedding. The next morning Vincent is accused of having attempted to murder his girlfriend. The only witness: the victim’s dog. Victoria reluctantly accepts to defend Vincent while hiring Sam as an au pair for her daughters. This sets off a series of turbulences and cataclysms that will make Victoria readjust her life.

In Bed with Victoria takes the classic romantic comedy formula adding quirky, hilarious twists to make it an enjoyable comedic romp. Virginie Efira (also in Up for Love) gives a gutsy and capable performance as the titular character, being sensitive to her character’s predicaments while also being deft in her comedic expression. Justin Triet’s second feature had the honour to open the 2016 Critics’ Week at Cannes. Variety praised the film as “it offers both the candour and the schmaltz of Trainwreck.” The film never stops surprising as Victoria navigates her way through crazy antics at work and ridiculous romantic endeavours.

Trailer

Screenings

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WELLINGTON
Mon 6 Mar 10:30 am D
Fri 10 Mar 2:00 pm D
Mon 13 Mar 6:10 pm E
Sun 19 Mar 8:30 pm D

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Fri 3 Mar 11:45 am
Tues 7 Mar 8:40 pm
Fri 17 Mar 12:15 pm
Tues 21 Mar 2:20 pm
ENCORE SESSION: Sat 1 Apr 8:30 pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Mon 6 Mar 12:35 pm
Sun 12 Mar 4:30 pm
Wed 15 Mar 10:30 am

NELSON
Thurs 9 Mar 1:20 pm
Wed 15 Mar 8:30 pm
Tues 21 Mar 1:15 pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Sun 12 Mar 4:05 pm
Thurs 16 Mar 8:45 pm
Tues 21 Mar 10:30 pm

TIMARU
Tues 14 Mar 7:30 pm

ARROWTOWN
Wed 22 Mar 8:30 pm
Sat 25 Mar 1:00 pm

TAURANGA
Fri 17 Mar 8:15 pm
Thurs 23 Mar 10:45 am

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sat 25 Mar 3:40 pm
Thurs 30 Mar 6:00 pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Sat 1 Apr 4:30 pm

HAMILTON
Mon 27 Mar 8:30 pm
Sat 1 Apr 2:00 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Tues 4 Apr 6:00 pm
Sun 9 Apr 1:30 pm

DUNEDIN
Fri 31 Mar 10:00 am
Mon 10 Apr 8:30 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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