Viktoria by Maya Vitkova (Bulgaria/Romania, 2014, 155 min.). In Bulgarian with English subtitles. Equal parts surreal, absurd, and deeply affecting, this drama follows the extraordinary life of Viktoria, an infant who is miraculously born without an umbilical cord. Though unwanted by her mother, Viktoria is named Bulgaria’s “baby of the decade,” and is showered with gifts and attention until the decline of the communist regime in the late 1980s turns her world upside down.

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