32-ри фестивал на Българсия игрален филм
Варна, 11-17 октомври 2014


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 was born in Sofia in 1978. In 2001 she graduated in Film and TV Directing from NATFA. She has worked as an assistant director and casting director for over 20 Bulgarian and foreign film productions. In 2008 she was the executive producer of Kamen Kalev’s Eastern Plays. Codirected, together with Svetoslav Draganov, the documentary Mothers and Daughters (2007). Director of the shorts Stanka Goes Home (2010) and My Tired Father (2011). Viktoria is her full-length fiction debut.

Sundance FF 2014 – nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, Rotterdam IFF – nominated for the Hivos Tiger Award, Goteborg IFF – nominated for the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Film Award, Titanic IFF Hungary – Breaking Waves Award, 19th DC Washington IFF – nominated for First Feature Award and Signis Award, 40 Seattle IFF – nominated for Best New Director Grand Jury Prize, 13th Transilvania IFF – Special Jury Award, Zerkalo IFF Russia – nominated for Grand Prix, 32nd Filmfest Munchen – nominated for CineVision Award, Karlovy Vary IFF – Another View program.

Bulgaria, Romania, 2014, 155 min

Script: Maya Vitkova
Director: Maya Vitkova
Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez
Music: Kaloyan Dimitrov
Cast: Irmena Chichikova, Daria Vitkova, Kalina Vitkova, Mariana Krumova, Dimo Dimov
Production: Viktoria Films Maya Vitkova
Co-production: Mandragora – Anca Puiu
With the support of: Bulgarian National Film Center