My Mother

My Mother

My Mother

Varna, Bulgaria. Second World War.
Margo, а 20-year-old French woman, finds herself alone in Varna. Margo finds herself pregnant, in a foreign country which language she does not speak and knows no one but herself. Her parents were killed by Bulgarian militia, immediately after the departure of the French diplomacy family, from whose son – Victor – she got pregnant. With the help of a local priest, Margo manages to recover from the tragedy and to raise her daughter – Leah, while waiting for news from Viktor. Lost in her memories of the war, obsessed with the mailbox, Margo starts to get crisis to which her daughter becomes a witness. Every day she checks the mailbox, which is always empty and no news from anyone. Meanwhile, her daughter – Leah, learns to play the violin, just like her dad was playing at the time, thus Margo is looking for similarities with her missing love. Bit by bit, Margo starts to lose her mind with a breath of enthusiasm for the so-called news that never comes. Successful in her career, Leah goes to a concert in Paris, where she understands the truth about her father. Some truths which alter Margo’s life.

Written by Rositsa Trayanova (Bulgaria)