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Viktoria (2013)
Viktoria (original title)
Fiction, 155 min
Production countries   Bulgaria,Romania
Language   Bulgarian
Director   Maya Vitkova
Scriptwriter   Maya Vitkova
Producer   Maya Vitkova
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On 10th November, 1979 Boryana is living in communist Bulgaria longing to escape to the West and determined not to give birth to a child in that country, in that system. Despite her attempt to prevent it, her baby comes into world...Unwanted, Viktoria is born with no umbilical cord to connect her to her mother and thus proclaimed “the baby of the decade”. Viktoria becomes a symbol of communist Bulgaria. While growing up, she dominates her environment and is at subconscious war with her mother. On 10th November, 1989 the communism collapse, turning Viktoria’s life upside down, the hardships of the new time bind her and her mother together for good.

Selected for the Script & Pitch Workshops, the Balkan Fund, the Berlinale Talent Project Market, the NIPKOW Programm and the EKRAN Programme of Andrzej Wajda's Master School of Film Directing
Supported by the Media Programme, Vienna Film Fund, Bulgarian National Film Center.
Director's Statement
Viktoria in my imagination I went through it and would like to offer the same journey to the audience, because Viktoria not only asks „To be or not to be?”, but answers that it is essential „To be!” only if you learn to love. The plot of Viktoria  follows the last decade of Communism and the first decade of the Bulgarian political, social and cultural transition through the life adventures of the main character Viktoria. The story escorts her emotional journey from Hatred to Love and her country’s journey from Communism to Democracy.  Crucially,Viktoria is a story about Choice. Viktoria offers a number of fascinating - sometimes hilarious, other times heartbreaking situations and images. There’s a lonely fetus talking to the Mummy of the first Communist leader of the country in his mausoleum and crucially - a child born without an umbilical cord to connect it to its mother. 
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color
Production format   35mm
Distribution format   35mm
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