Despite all folk-remedy attempts to thwart conception, die hard-Communist Boryana becomes pregnant in 1979, ten years before fall of Communism. Her unwanted child Viktoria is born without a belly button or umbilical cord. In this ambitious first film from Maya Vitkova, Viktoria’s birth and life is used as a striking gateway into the complex love-hate relationship of Bulgarians with their homeland both before and after the pivotal events of 1989.

This screening is taking place 25 years to the day since the Berlin Wall was opened for East & West Germans to cross, and a day before the 25th Anniversary of the resignation of the Bulgarian communist head of state Todor Zhivkov which led to free elections the following year.

To book tickets visit the Eden Court website, or call the Box Office on 01463 234 234.

  • Rating:15+ IFF
  • Country:Romania / Bulgaria
  • Year:2014
  • Duration:155 minutes
  • Language:Bulgarian with subtitles
  • Director:Maya Vitkova
  • Starring:Irmena Chichikova, Daria Vitkova, Kalina Vitkova
  • Website:viktoriafilms.jimdo.com/viktoria-the-film
  • With thanks to Maya Vitkova