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Viktoria

Viktoria

Maya Vitkova

Bulgaria, Romania | 2014 | Genre: Drama, Family, Mystery | first feature film | running time: 155’

"The Bulgarian director Maya Vitkova’s epoch-spanning family drama about Communism, motherhood, and freedom ingeniously blends personal life and grand history, earnest passion and tragic absurdity in a mighty outpouring of imagination."  
Richard Brody - The New Yorker

festivals & awards

World Dramatic Competition, Sundance Film Festival 2014

synopsis

Dreaming of the West, Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country's Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her mother state until the age of nine, Viktoria's decade of notoriety comes crashing down with the rest of European communism. But can political collapse and the hardship of new times finally bring Viktoria and her reluctant mother closer together?

info

Viktoria
original title

Viktoria

genre

Drama, Family, Mystery

country

Bulgaria, Romania

running time

155’

produced by

Viktoria Films - Bulgaria

in co-production with

Mandragora - Romania

directed by

Maya Vitkova

Unwanted by her mother, Viktoria is being born with no umbilical cord and doesn't need Boryana until the hardships of life bind them together.
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Script&Pitch 2005

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