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by Svetla Tsotsorkova


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.

international title: Thirst
original title: Jajda
country: Bulgaria
sales agent: Alpha Violet
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Svetla Tsotsorkova
film run: 90'
screenplay: Svetla Tsotsorkova, Svetoslav Ovcharov, Ventsislav Vasilev
cast: Monika Naidenova, Alexander Benev, Svetlana Yancheva, Ivaylo Hristov, Vasil Mihailov, Stefan Mavrodiev, Ivan Barnev
cinematography by: Vesselin Hristov
film editing: Nina Altaparmakova, Svetla Tsotsorkova
art director: Georgi Todorov
costumes designer: Elena Stoyanova
music: Hristo Namliev
producer: Nadejda Koseva, Svetla Tsotsorkova
co-producer: Omega Films
production: Front Film
backing: Bulgarian National Film Center, MEDIA
distributor: Front Film


main awards/selection

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2015 New Directors
Zurich Film Festival 2015 
Golden Rose Film Festival 2015 
Arras Film Festival 2015 
Sofia International Film Festival 2016
Best Bulgarian Feature Film
Crossing Europe 2016 
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2016 

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