2024 Victoria Film Festival: ‘Hey, Viktor!’

$13.33 per person
February 3
The Vic Theatre(Feb 3), Odeon Theatre(Feb 5)View on map
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    Parody + Comedy + Celebrity
    Cody Lightning
    Canada | 2023 | 102 min
    In Hey Viktor! we track the chaos of Cody Lightning, former child actor most famous for his role as “Young Victor” in the iconic 1998 film Smoke Signals. Cody is washed up, burnt out and reeking of desperation. He’s looking to capitalize on what’s left of his previous fame to make Smoke Signals 2. With the help of his manager, Kate, played by Hannah Cheesman, and some shady funding, Cody commandeers a crew who were hired to film his intervention in order to make this unauthorized sequel.

    They hit the ground stumbling, only managing to enlist one member of the previous Smoke Signals cast, Young Thomas, played by the grown-up Simon Baker. Other members of the cast either decline or agree not to press charges in Cody’s pursuit of them. Everything begins to unravel on set, and disaster and confusion ensue around the production. Cody pushes those close to him away and burns any remaining bridges he has. An unredeemable figure, once a hero to his community, this former child star must choose to pick up the pieces or walk away from the spotlight forever. – BHC

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