DVD - 2016 | Bulgarian
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Follows three generations of women in the final years of the People's Republic of Bulgaria and the early years of the new governement, focusing on reluctant mother Boryana and her daughter, Viktoria, who in one of the film's surreal, magical touches is born without an umbilical cord. Though unwanted by her mother, Viktoria is named the country's Baby of the Decade, and is showered with gifts and attention until the disintegration of the Eastern Bloc. Despite throwing their worlds off balance, the resulting political changes also allow for the possibility of reconciliation.
Publisher: [Brooklyn, New York] : Big World Pictures, [2016]
ISBN: 9781567305203
Branch Call Number: DVD 891.81 VIK BULGARIAN
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
1 videodisc (155 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 18, 2017

There are many movies that depict the fall of communism and totaliterian regimes in old Eastern Block. Vitkova is so tallented to show the drama of female charcters from the inside in sensitive and poetic style. Each scene could be a standalone imagiery and really enjoyable to watch.

Jun 11, 2017

very good movie about the lives of 3 generations of women in communist Bulgaria.
Richard Brody wrote an excellent review in The New Yorker

Jan 28, 2017

I shouldn't have rated this as I gave up after watching a man impregnate his wife without her consent followed by three minutes of close-ups of her breast. But those 5 minutes were enough.

Nov 29, 2016

This debut film by Bulgarian director Maya Vitkova tells the story of three generations of women during the time of Communism, the fall of Communism and what comes afterwards. The youngest of the three was born without a naval and for this she was celebrated by the national leader as something special. There is not much conversation in this film, which seems to be quite morose. I am not going to claim that I understand much of what was going on, but I am somewhat certain that the film is a statement about the late 20th century condition of Bulgaria and it people (mostly concentrating on the three women).


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