Bulgaria/Romania/Sweden |
2023 |
27 мин.

Script: Maya Vitkova-Kosev
Director: Maya Vitkova-Kosev
Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez
Music: Pasha Hristova

Cast: Zhaklin Daskalova, Ivan Nikolov, Kalina Vitkova

Production: Viktoria Films, Bulgaria – Maya Vitkova-Kosev, Emil Vitkov
Co-production: Mandragora, Romania – Anca Puiu; Doppelganger, Sweden – Jörgen Andersson

Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, National Culture Fund, Pharmacons

Abandoned by her partner, thirty-year-old artist Lyubima wants to move on, but her sorrowful feeling remains there, looming as large as an African elephant… Lyubima does not see the elephant that leaves a mess on her carpet… She does not even suspect that the elephant takes up most of her bedroom while she is asleep… In her dream, she calls on the elephant for help… Her way finally to begin anew is by giving her love-memories, along with her grief, back to her ex.

Maya Vitkova-Kosev is a scriptwriter, director and producer. In 2008, she was the executive producer of Kamen Kalev’s Eastern Plays. In 2009, she founded Viktoria Films. She directed and produced two shorts scripted by Radu Jude, Stanka Goes Home and My Tired Father. Her debut film, Viktoria, was the first Bulgarian feature to compete at the Sundance Film Festival.