After unpacking my suitcase for the first time in 6 weeks, I took myself out to one of my very favourite London places, the Curzon Soho, to see Victoria.

Victoria is a strange journey on which to go alone. It is entirely shot in one take and follows a young Spanish woman on a night out in Berlin, where she lives. I can’t really say much about it without giving any spoilers at all but the way the camera follows the actors, you really feel as if you are inside the film. That they are all real people and this is in fact all really happening.

The sound production was also really really special. There are very occasional moments in the film where music is used in such a perfect way, whereas mostly the sound is left alone as it is on the streets.

The performances are pretty much flawless and Laia Costa deserves every award she is given.

To finish watching and walk out into a busy city in the middle of the night was perfect. I thoroughly recommend this!

Sadly, the Curzon Soho is under threat as they want to build part of the Crossrail 2 where the building stands. The cinema has been around since the 50s and holds a lot of memories for the film industry in the UK. I really hope it is saved in time. Please sign the petition if you’re that way inclined.

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