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ENFF On Tour at The Movies in Dordrecht

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 in Dordrecht.

On this special occasion, two films will be screened: 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 director, Valentina Karoleva main actress and Aleksandar Aleksiev 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

Screening: 27th October | 19:00 hours | The Movies | Nieuwstraat 62, 3311XR Dordrecht


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.


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.

Original Title: Doza shtastie 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 Subtitles: English