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Viktoria (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 18 December 2015 (Bulgaria)
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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.

Director:

Maya Vitkova

Writer:

Maya Vitkova
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Cast

Cast overview:
Irmena Chichikova ... Boryana
Daria Vitkova ... Viktoria (2nd age)
Kalina Vitkova Kalina Vitkova ... Viktoria (3rd age)
Mariana Krumova Mariana Krumova ... Dima
Dimo Dimov Dimo Dimov ... Ivan
Georgi Spasov Georgi Spasov ... Todor Zhivkov
Anastasia Ingilizova Anastasia Ingilizova
Svetoslav Draganov Svetoslav Draganov ... Sando
Simeon Tsolov Simeon Tsolov ... Stefcho (2nd age)
Ivo Karamanski Ivo Karamanski ... Stefcho (3rd age)
Miroslav Pashov Miroslav Pashov ... Socialist Man

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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? Written by John Nein, Senior Programmer (Sundance Institute)

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Taglines:

- Let's think of a name for the baby... - What baby?

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Sundance World Dramatic Film
22 January 2014 | by mwalkrSee all my reviews

Viktoria is an ambitious, fully conceived and developed first film. It portrays the lives of three multi-generational women connected to one another by little else than birth. Concurrently the journey mirrors the history of everyday life in Bulgaria under communism and after its fall.

The muted color pallet of the film, the aesthetically stark cinematography is complimented by the music. The brevity of words between these women adds to their isolation from one another. The monotony of every-day life, the isolation, the lack of connection between mother and daughter, the absence of any hope but to escape one another, the wretchedness of life is thoroughly achieved.

A beautiful and highly symbolic film of great beauty and quietness.


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Country:

Bulgaria | Romania

Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

18 December 2015 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Виктория See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,468, 1 May 2016

Gross USA:

$11,314

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,314
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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