A DOSE OF HAPPINESS
Director: Yana Titova
Cast: Valentina Karoleva, Dimitar Nikolov, Aleksandar Aleksiev
Country: Bulgaria / UK
Highest grossing Bulgarian film of 2019
Vesela's search for happiness led her into an early marriage that went cold by the time she was 20. Breaking away from her husband, Vesela takes a job waiting tables at a night club, where she meets Ivan, twice her age, who takes her in with her 3-year-old daughter Valya. One day the angelic Joro turns up in the club and takes Vesela into a bar back room for a smoke. She wakes up the next morning in withdrawal; and later learns her life is now all about heroin which brings her relationship with Ivan to the breaking point. Joro becomes Vesela's playmate and lover. Vesela's sister Bistra takes her to a quack doctor but the remedy fails and Vesela keeps using. When Ivan kicks her out, Vesela and Valya move in with Bistra and Vesela takes a job at a posh restaurant where she tries to keep her habit a secret. She meets Joro and get high in the woods behind the restaurant. One afternoon, with Joro, on a hill near the highway, Vesela suddenly finds herself alone...