In 2013, Justine Triet – who has since become one of our best French filmmakers – signed the whirlwind Battle of Solférino with Lætitia Dosch at the top as a special correspondent rue de Solférino during the last round of the 2012 presidential election. Torn between her professional imperatives and journalists and her young children, she was also engaged in another battle against her unstable ex. In 2016, in Victoria, the director took up, in hollow, this theme of mother courage by affixing it to a character and ambiguous. And by offering Virginie Efira the role of Victoria Spick, Justine Triet showed instinct. Because it is with this score of a brilliant lawyer caught in the whirlwind of another spiral, depressed this time and raising her two daughters alone, that the actress was able to deploy all her talent. On the front of all the emotions, Efira definitely tipped her acting career on the side of the best. bad people. She collects crappy encounters with strangers, tries to defend a friend accused of attempted homicide on his fiancée or agrees to hire a former ex-dealer client as an au pair. She also battles against an intrusive ex, writer broke decided to write down the details of the private and professional life of his ex-wife. Impeccable secondary male roles (Vincent Lacoste as a phlegmatic babysitter and Melvil Poupaud as a friend in turmoil), but also animal actors (a selfie-loving chimpanzee or a Dalmatian witness for the prosecution), witnessed the sinking of this flamboyant heroine. This burlesque ballet of characters, emotions and frantic situations, Victoria paved the way for Sibyl, the third feature film by Justine Triet which will once again offer a complex female role to Virginie Efira.Victoria is available until March 24 in replay on Arte.