27TH OCTOBER THE MOVIES, DORDRECHT
A DOSE OF HAPPINESS

ENFF joins hands with the Twinning Foundation Dordrecht-Varna to organize a
very special ‘ENFF ON TOUR’ event! In honour of the 20th Anniversary of the
official Twinning between Dordrecht, the Netherlands and Varna, Bulgaria, the
two organisations jointly host a film evening on Wednesday 27 October at The
Movies
, Nieuwstraat 62 in Dordrecht.

On this special evening, which starts at 19:00 hours, two films will be screened: the
movie ’20 years Dordrecht-Varna: past, present and future’, a short film about
20 years of friendship between the two cities (premiere!) and the award-winning
Bulgarian film A Dose Of Happiness by Yana Titova. The screenings will be
preceded by a festive welcome and followed by Q&A with our special guest Yana
Titova
, actress and producer. The evening will be concluded with some drinks &
bites, including Bulgarian wine and Eastern European and Dutch bites.

Read a beautiful intro made by our friends @ Dordrecht Varna

Join us in Dordrecht!

  • Screening:
  • 27th October | 19:00
  • The Movies
  • Nieuwstraat 62
  • Dordrecht

A DOSE OF HAPPINESS BY YANA TITOVA

Through the screening of this award-winning film on October 27th in Dordrecht,
we follow a young woman whose search for happiness takes her and her
daughter on a road that leads to hell and back. Based on a memoir by national
television producer Vesela Toteva, whose own daughter Valentina Karoleva, leads
the cast.

Synopsis

It’s the careless 90s in Bulgaria, a time of major political changes and economic
malaise. Society is full of challenges for young people, balancing between socialist
and capitalist life paths. The biopic follows beautiful Vesela, a 20-year-old young
mother of a 3-year-old girl, as she gets out of an unhappy marriage. Taking a job
in a nightclub, it doesn't take long before she is in a new relationship, this time
with a man twice her age. But the real troubles kick in when Vesela starts using
heroin and quickly becomes an addict, putting her entire life in danger. Played
brilliantly by beautiful Valentina Karoleva, who is in fact the actual daughter of
Vesela Toteva, the film is a touching coming of age story. Directed by the
respected actress Yana Titova, this moving true story became the big box-office
success of 2019 in Bulgaria.

FILM DETAILS

Country: Bulgaria / United Kingdom
Year: 2019
Length: 100 min
Director: Yana Titova
Editing: Bohos Topakbashian
Cinematography: Martin Balkansky
Cast:  Valentina Karoleva, Dimitar Nikolov, Aleksandar Aleksiev
Music:  Christopher Barnett
Production: Aleksandar Aleksiev, Nickolay Stoichkov – NO BLINK; Reason 8 Films

Festivals & Awards (selection)

88 MHz (2016) Short Documentary – Director/Writer | The House (2016) Short Drama – Director/Writer | Solveig (2015) Short Drama – Director, Writer | The Bridge (2013) Short Drama – Director, Writer, Actress