Director: Maya Vitkova

Englisht title: Viktoria

Original title: Viktoria

2013/ Bulgaria/  115’/ Feature/ Colour



Dreaming of the West, Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her mother state until the age of nine, Viktoria’s decade of notoriety comes crashing down with the rest of European communism. But can political collapse and the hardship of new times finally bring Viktoria and her reluctant mother closer together?


Maya Vitkova is a Bulgarian writer, director, and producer born in Sofia in 1978. Until 2006, she worked in film as an assistant and casting director. In 2009, she executive-produced Kamen Kalev's feature Eastern Plays, which premiered in the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and was Bulgaria’s candidate for best foreign language film at the Academy Awards in 2011. Beginning in 2009, Vitkova founded Viktoria Films, a company focused on producing independent films. Viktoria is her debut feature as director.


Script: Maya Vitkova; Photography: Krum Rodriguez; Editing: Alexander Etimov;  Sound: Kamen Atanasov; Leading actors: Irmena Chichikova, Daria Vitkova, Kalina Vitkova, Mariana Krumova, Dimo Dimov, Georgi Spasov, Katerina Angelova; Producer: Maya Vitkova, Viktoria Films


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