This week on the podcast we look at two Justine Triet films, In Bed With Victoria and Sibyl. Both films are non-judgemental character studies of career women in their thirties who are falling apart in various ways. We discuss how Triet’s blending of multiple genres emphasizes the multiple facets of a character’s life, and more.
This episode on In Bed With Victoria and Sibyl features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, Editor at Large Mary Angela Rowe, and special guest Lindsay Pugh.
In Bed With Victoria (2016)
Justine Triet’s second film focuses on Victoria (Virginie Efira), a lawyer and single mother who is trying (and mostly failing) to figure out how to be an adult – balancing her work, relationships, etc. Her life is further complicated by representing her friend Vincent (Melvil Poupaud) in court and mentoring former client Sam (Vincent Lacoste), who moves into her house to look after her kids.
In Bed With Victoria is available in VOD
Triet’s latest film is part melodrama, part farce. Sibyl (Virginie Efira) is a psychotherapist who begins using the dramatic life of her actress client, Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos) as a source of inspiration for her real passion, writing her novel. Sibyl joins Margot on the set of her next film, directed by Mikaela Sanders (Sandra Hüller). It goes poorly…
Sibyl will be on VOD starting September 11
- Read Elena Lazic’s review of In Bed With Victoria on MUBI Notebook
- Watch our lockdown film school interview with writer-directors Anne Émond (Nelly) and Madeleine Olnek (Wild Nights with Emily)
- Listen to our podcast on working mothers, featuring Alice Winocour’s Proxima
- Listen to our podcast on Kris Rey’s films about thirtysomethings
- Listen to our podcast on the Old Vic live In Camera performance of Lungs
- Listen to our podcast on Shirley and Portraits of Female Artists
- Listen to our podcast on abortion on-screen
Roads to Nowhere: Kelly Reichardt’s Broken American dreams
- Purchase your copy of our newest ebook to discover how modern master Kelly Reichardt operates, and to read a series of essays about each of Reichardt’s films, which examine her thoughtful, quiet portraits of everyday lives.
- Read a free chapter from Roads To Nowhere, featuring an interview with Lily Gladstone
- Purchase your Kelly Reichardt mug