Thursday, 23 July 2015


Sebastian Schipper's profile takes a big upturn with Victoria, the Berlinale award-winning thriller that bests Birdman by a long shot, and even Russian Ark - as ambitious a gambit as you can get, a 140-minute action film literally shot in one take. No wonder it won an award at Berlin for its cinematography. The film could become a breakout hit when it opens theatrically in the US - no date is yet available, but the reviews (mentioned profusely in the above trailer) indicate that an awards-qualifying run, and most likely a Foreign Language Film Oscar qualification, could be in the pipeline.