30.09. - 09.10.2021

Thirst Bulgaria 2015 | 90 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Svetla Tsotsorkova

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: Jajda
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Bulgarian
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Svetla Tsotsorkova
Screenplay: Svetoslav Ovcharov, Svetla Tsotsorkova, Ventsislav Vasilev
Cast: Monika Naydenova, Alexander Benev, Svetlana Yancheva, Ivaylo Hristov, Vassil Mihajlov, Ivan Barnev
Producer: Nadejda Koseva, Svetla Tsotsorkova
Director of Photography: Vesselin Hristov
Music: Hristo Namliev
Production Design: Georgi Todorov - Jozy
Editor: Nina Altaparmakova, Svetla Tsotsorkova
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Alpha Violet
Production: Front Film
Contact: Keiko Funato, Alpha Violet:


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