Watch the Trailer for the Single-Take Film that “Rocked” Darren Aronofsky’s World


Darren Aronofsky’s world is likely a hard one to rock, given that his own method of filmmaking goes to such extremes to rock other peoples’. So when, while presenting cinematographer Strurla Brandth Grovelen with an award for Victoria at the Berlin Film Festival, he said “this film rocked my world,” it seemed clear that Victoria was a film to eagerly anticipate. Now that its first trailer has been released — and can be watched below — the feature film, which was made in a single take and never uses a cut, is speaking for itself in rousing excitement.

Victoria, directed by Sebastian Schipper and starring Laia Costa and Frederick Lau, would be something of a filmmaking feat even if it unfolded over the course of a long dinner scene, but Victoria chaotically traverses Berlin to follow its eponymous recent transplant from Spain through a night that starts with intense partying and veers, through a series of completely unexpected events, into intense bank robbing.

Watch the trailer:

And here’s the poster: