Boryana does not want to have a child in socialist Bulgaria. While she is dreaming of the West, she gives birth to her daughter Viktoria anyway. The little one does not have a belly button and therefore becomes Bulgaria’s Baby of the Decade. The relationship between mother and daughter lacks closeness. The question is: Will this change, after the regime in Sofia falls, along with communism in the entire region?
The Bulgarian feature film “Viktoria” won two prizes and was nominated for many more. The Boston Globe celebrated the movie today, as a “Bulgarian new wave”. The publication says: “At the very least it combines stylistic features of some auteurs from the Eastern European film movements that precede it.”
“Viktoria”, shot in 2014, was written and directed by Maya Vitkova. It will be shown at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, in Bulgarian, with subtitles.