White sheets flap around in the wind somewhere on a hilltop in the Bulgarian outback. It’s the laundry of several local hotels with which a married couple and their 16-year-old son eke out a living. The intermittent water supply caused by the scorching hot summer is jeopardising their business, and a well-digging father and his pubescent daughter are called in to solve the problem. While searching for a new spring, the two families slowly get to know each other, and it transpires that there’s a much greater thirst than that for water – the thirst for love, which soon turns the simple life of our protagonists on its head.
- Best Cast - Minsk FF
- Silver Atlas for Best Director - Arras IFF
- Best Bulgarian Feature Film - Sofia IFF
- Best Film (New Europe - New Names), Best Actress (Monika Naydenova) - Vilnius IFF
- Audience Award - Crossing Europe FF
- Jury Special Mention - Transilvania IFF
- Haifa International Film Festival 2015
- Zurich Film Festival 2015
- International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016
- Istanbul Film Festival 2016
- Vilnius International Film Festival 2016
- Helsinki IFF - Love & Anarchy 2016
- Transilvania International Film Festival 2016
- Filmfest Hamburg 2015
- San Francisco International Film Festival 2016
- Göteborg Film Festival 2016
- Sofia International Film Festival 2016
- Zlín Film Festival 2016
- ArteKino Festival 2019
- Monika Naydenova
- Alexander Benev
- Svetla Yancheva
- Ivaylo Hristov
- Vassil Mihajlov
- Stefan Mavrodiyev
- Ivan Barnev
- Svetoslav Ovcharov
- Svetla Tsotsorkova
- Ventsislav Vasilev
- Vesselin Hristov
- Nina Altaparmakova
- Svetla Tsotsorkova
- Hristo Namliev
Thirst is an intimate, lived-through, autobiographical film. THIRST is a film about the kind of love that comes upon us when we least expect it. About the kind of love that knows no boundaries. About the kind of love, for which there is no “convenient” age or time. About the kind of love that can turn you into a murderer. About the kind of love that is more powerful than death. About the kind of love that forces us to remain human.
- ALPHA VIOLET
- FRONT FILM
A remarkable achievement.
An aesthetic achievement.
I believe that people expose themselves in better ways when you put them in a raw environment.
Svetla Tsotsorkova was born in Burgas in 1977. In 2004 she graduated the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. Since then she has been working mainly as a producer and actress. Her first short film as a director LIFE WITH SOPHIA was not only recognized by various international film festivals among which International Critiques week in Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Telluride, Brussels, Cottbus, Regensburg, Drama etc. but also won awards at Trieste, Sofa, Lodz, Beijing, Poitiers. Her first feature film is THIRST.