Kelly + Victor (18)
Release date: 20/09/13 Drama
Dir. Kieran Evans, Ireland | UK, 2013, 95 mins
Cast: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Julian Morris, William Ruane
Kelly + Victor is a haunting, candid depiction of a young couple embarking on a passionate and transgressive love affair, from the acclaimed novel by Niall Griffiths.
When Kelly (Antonia Campbell-Hughes – ‘Bright Star’) meets Victor (Julian Morris – ‘24’, ‘Once Upon a Time’) on the dance floor of a Liverpool nightclub, the attraction is instant. After wandering through the night they find themselves at her flat, making love with a passion and urgency that neither had experienced before. Both Kelly and Victor are struggling to get by as best they can, while the people around them are choosing illegal lifestyles; she is escaping a brutish former lover, while he is being dragged into a world of drugs. It’s when they make love that their darker instincts take over.
Directed by Kieran Evans, Kelly + Victor is a devastating story of obsessive love anchored by two complex but tender performances.