Maya Vitkova’s 2014 Sundance hit “Viktoria” is finally hitting U.S. theaters and Women and Hollywood has the exclusive release date. The film will premiere in New York on April 29, distributed by Big World Pictures.
The official synopsis for “Viktoria,” provided by Big World, details that the film, “follows three generations of women in the final years of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the early years of the transition to democracy. The film focuses 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 East Bloc. Despite throwing their worlds off balance, the resulting political changes also allow for the possibility of reconciliation.”
Vitkova wrote, directed and produced the film, which was the first Bulgarian feature to screen at Sundance. There, it was noted for it’s visual artistry and ability to shift tones from absurdest humor to political allegory, though it did so without much dialogue.
“I think words are useless,” Vitkova said following the film’s premiere, “the emotion is in the image.”
[via Press materials]