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My Friend Victoria

This probing look at the politics of race and gender starts by introducing us to an 8-year-old black girl named Victoria (Keylia Achie Beguie), who 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 dreams. As an adult (played by newcomer Guslagie Malanda), she drifts from job to job in modern-day Paris. This poignant economic drama is based on Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's story "Victoria and the Staveneys." In French with English subtitles. 95 minutes Unrated.