Mon Amie Victoria (My Friend Victoria)
Jean-Paul Civeyrac, 2014, 95 min
Forever changed by a night with an upper-class white family, young Victoria treads through life with the constant hope that she can return to this distant, tender memory. As Victoria grows older and experiences heartbreak, motherhood, and the stirring nuances of having a biracial child in today’s Parisian society, her experiences illustrate the profound impact of how class differences are intertwined with racial struggles. Adapted from Doris Lessing’s short novel, Victoria and the Staveneys, Mon amie Victoria is a captivating tale of one black girl’s dream.