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by Maya Vitkova


On 10 November, 1979 - 10 years before the collapse of Communism in Europe, Boryana is determined not to give birth to a child in Communist Bulgaria. The only thing Boryana longs for is to escape to the West. But despite her attempt to protect herself from unwanted pregnancy, her baby survives... 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 - the one who didn't want her. But on 10 November, 1989, when the political situation collapses, turning Viktoria's life upside down, the hardships of the new time bind her and her mother together.

international title: Viktoria
original title: Viktoria
country: Bulgaria, Romania
sales agent: Viktoria Films
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Maya Vitkova
film run: 100'
screenplay: Maya Vitkova
cast: Irmena Chichikova, Daria Vitkova, Kalina Vitkova, Mariana Krumova, Dimo Dimov, Georgi Spassov
cinematography by: Krum Rodriguez
film editing: Alexander Etimov
art director: Asen Bojilov
costumes designer: Kristina Tomova
music: Kaloyan Dimitrov
producer: Maya Vitkova
co-producer: Anca Puiu
production: Viktoria Films, Mandragora
backing: Media Programme, Vienna Film Fund, Bulgarian National Film Center
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