FILM

Victor and Victoria

Dir. Reinhold Schünzel | 98 min
Narrative Germany 1933
German with English subtitles

In this dazzling musical romance, a young woman (Renate Müller), unable to find work as a music hall singer, partners with a down-and-out thespian (Hermann Thimig) to revamp her act. Pretending to be a man performing in drag, Victoria becomes the toast of the international stage. But she soon finds that her playful bending of genders enmeshes her personal and professional life in a tangle of unexpected complications. Produced in the final days of the Weimar Republic, Victor and Victoria received limited exposure in the United States, and is today best known by Blake Edwards’s 1982 remake and the 1995 Broadway production. Viewers will be delighted to discover that the original is every bit as charming and outrageous, reminiscent of the sly sex comedies of Ernst Lubitsch and Billy Wilder.

Presented as part of the Pioneers of Queer Cinema series featuring: Mädchen in Uniform, Michael, Victor and Victoria.

Available June 12-25

Genres and Topics

Genre

Drama

Topic

LGBTQ

Tickets

$15 tickets per household include access to all three Pioneers of Queer Cinema titles: Mädchen in Uniform, Michael, Victor and Victoria.

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