A couple and their teen-aged son eke out a living on a hilltop, doing the laundry for local hotels, despite the intermittent water supply. Their simple life is overturned by the arrival of a father-and-daughter team of diviner and well-digger, who promise to bring an end to this precarious existence by finding a well on their arid hill. But ultimately, these newcomers quench a thirst that is much stronger than that for mere water.
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.
In 2004 she graduated from 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 recognised by various international film festivals, among them the International Critiques week in Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Telluride, Brussels, Cottbus, Regensburg, Drama, etc. but also won awards at Trieste, Sofa, Lodz, Beijing and Poitiers.
2005 - MY MOTHER, short
2004 - LIFE WITH SOPHIA, short
READ the interview with director Svetla Tsotsorkova
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Svetla Tsotsorkova
Written by: Svetoslav Ovcharov, Svetla Tsotsorkova, Ventsislav Vasilev
Produced by: Nadejda Koseva, Svetla Tsotsorkova
Cinematography: Vesselin Hristov
Editing: Nina Altaparmakova, Svetla Tsotsorkova
Production Design: Georgi Todorov-Jozy
Costume Design: Elena Stoyanova
Original Score: Hristo Namliev
Sound Design: Valeria Popova
Main Cast: Monika Naydenova (the girl), Alexander Benev (the boy), Ivaylo Hristov (the boy's father), Svetlana Yancheva (the boy's mother)
Nominations and Awards
- European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2016