A couple live with their teenage son on a hill overlooking a small town. The mother earns the family upkeep by washing bedclothes for the local hotels. But there are problems with the water supply, which is at best irregular. One day, a father arrives with his daughter. Using a divining rod, they promise to find a spring in the parched earth, dig a well there and resolve the family’s precarious situation. In reality, however, the newcomers are fulfilling a need much stronger than the thirst for water. Thirst is a quiet, intense drama, in which the tensions between the five characters slowly come to a head via body language rather than words.
SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA (*1977) studied at the National Academy for Theatre and Cinematic Art in Sofia and then worked mainly as a producer and actor. Her short Life with Sophia (2004) ran at international festivals, including in Cannes and Karlovy Vary, and won several prizes. Thirst is her feature film debut.
OV with English subtitles
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