LOGLINE


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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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 close together?


Hollywood Reporter:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/viktoria-sundance-review-674608

 

Screen International:
http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/the-latest/viktoria/5065865.article?blocktitle=REVIEWS&contentID=40296
 
IndieWire:
http://www.indiewire.com/article/sundance-review-viktoria-is-a-humorous-and-poetic-debut-from-bulgarian-writer-director-maya-vitkova
 

IndieWire:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/sundance-wetlands-viktoria-review

 

Cineuropa:
http://cineuropa.org/nw.aspx?t=newsdetail&l=en&did=250976