THIRST

THIRST

THIRST

2015, Bulgaria, fiction, 90 min, colour, DCP, 1:2,35
Director – SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA

Annotation

The Mother, the Father and their 16-year-old son live on a hill, at the end of a village. They wash hotel sheets for a living. The water supply is inconsistent and they often find themselves without any water.  A couple of drillers – a father and his daughter – arrive, in order to solve the water supply problem. The family’s harmonious world shatters into pieces. Everyone loves and hates everyone else. The thirst for love is so great that only death could quench it.

Cast

MONIKA NAIDENOVA, ALEXANDER BENEV, SVETLANA YANCHEVA, IVAYLO HRISTOV, VASIL MIHAILOV, STEFAN MAVRODIEV, IVAN BARNEV

Crew

Director – SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA
Writers – SVETOSLAV OVCHAROV, SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA, VENTSISLAV VASILEV
DoP – VESSELIN HRISTOV
Producer – NADEJDA KOSEVA, SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA
Production – FRONT FILM
with the support of BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM CENTER, MEDIA Programme of the European Union
Co-Producer – OMEGA FILMS

World sales:

ALPHA VIOLET

 

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

San Sebastian – New Directors competition (2015) – World Premiere
London BFI, UK – Love Section
Zurich, Switzerland – Competition
Haifa, Israel – Competition
Hamburg, Germany, KaleidosKop &Competition New Talent Award Section
CinEast, Luxembourg
Golden Rose, Bulgaria – Awarded for Best Debut Film & Best Cinematography
Warsaw, Competition 1-2
Sao Paulo, Brazil – Competition
Thessaloniki, Greece – Balkan Survey – Competition
Minsk, Listapad, Belarus- Best Cast Award, Jury Prize
Arras, France – Competition – Best Mise En Sc?ne – Direction Award
Cinedays – Skopje, Macedonia – Competition
Rotterdam, Netherlands – Bright Future
G?teborg FF, Panorama
Spirit of Fire (Khanty-Mansysk), Competition
Guadalajara, Panorama
Bergamo, Competition
Wales One World, Panorama
Sofia, Intl Competition – Best Bulgarian feature
FebioFest (Prague) – Balkan Beats
Cr?teil (France), Competition
Vilnius, New Europe – New Names- Best Film, Best Actress
Istanbul, Golden Tulip Intl Competition
Balkan Trafik (Belgium)
San Francisco IFF, New Directors Competition
Crossing Europe, Austria, Audience Award-Best fiction film
National Festival of Cinematography Art “Golden Eye” – Best Bulgarian Cinematography
Zlin, Czech Republic – Panorama
Cluj- Transilvania, Romania – Special Mention for Best Actors
Academy Award in Bulgaria – Best First Feature, Best Production Design and Best Actress Awards

Tarkovsky Festival, Russia
Treplice, Slovakia
Taipei, Taiwan
La Rochelle, France
Auckland/Wellington, New Zealand
Quito, Ecuador
Palic, Serbia
Manaki Brothers, Macedonia
Vukova, Croatia
Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico
Helsinki Love & Anarchy, Finland
Rencontre Films Femmes Mediterann?e ? Marseille, France
Inverness, UK
UMEA European festival, Sweden
Cinergia, Poland,
New Horizons FF – linked with EFA award Ceremony
Elles Tournent, Belgium
Annonay Festival 2017, France

PRESS QUOTES

Screen – Lee Marshall “fascinating” ; ” an odd western” ; “remarkable achievement” ; “there is something of Fellini’s La Strada here” ,

“This is very much a film about five lost people: and it’s a remarkable achievement, on the part of the director, the writers and the actors, that we care about every single one of them”.

Cineuropa –  Stefan Dobroiu

 “An aesthetic achievement”.

The Guardian – Samuel Goff

“Tsotsorkova traces an oblique narrative of suspicion and sexuality”.

Calvert Journal – Samuel Goff

“Remarkably assured for a feature debut”.

Variety – Jay Weissberg

“Beautifully crafted” , “subtly told story”, “subtle flair”, “memorable moments”

“Tsotsorkova’s eye for the undemonstratively poetic turns something almost commonplace into a reflection of mood”…

Contact:

Front Film
7 Victor Grigorovic Str, ap.5 Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 898 552388, +359 888 325022