Victoria

Written and Directed by: Dani Toledo Produced by: Alberto Tortes Castelló, Álvaro Diaz Calvo, Sara de la Fuente Monedero Production: Mammut, Language: Spanish, Spain, 2020, 8′, Rights: World except Spain

 

A florist receives a surprise visit from her ex-wife, uneasy at the next round of coming out.

“Victoria” tells of a first meeting and, at the same time, of a reunion: it’s the story of the moment when Ana sees Clara for the first time.

Starring Abril Zamora (Vis a Vis) and Lorena López (Dangerous Moms).

A brilliant setting for a simple and touching story perfectly contained within one scene. The shifting of perspectives deftly executed in the writing and directing gives voice to both characters’ complicated emotions. The performances, the pacing, the compositions, the colour palette, and the use of the Victoria Amazónica as metaphor, all work in harmony leading towards a beautifully poetic ending, and demonstrate a remarkable command of the craft of filmmaking.”

Jury members and previous Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival winners Lara Zeidan and Sarah Smith

Awards & Accolades

Project selected to be part of the CURTS 2020 catalogue of the Institut Valencià de Cultura
Candidate for the III Valencian Audiovisual Awards organized by the Valencian Audiovisual Academy
Iris Prize – Runner Up 2020
Outfest Film Festival 2020 – Official Section
GAZE International LBGT Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection
Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection
Alfàs del Pi Film Festival 2020 – Official Section
Madrid Film Festival PNR 2020 – Official Section
LesGaiCineMad 2020 – Official Selection
Alicante International Film Festival 2020 – LGTBI Section
Guadalajara Solidarity Film Festival FESCIGU 2020 – CINEMA THAT UNDERSTANDS Section