The feature debut by actress/director Svetla Tsotsorkova is set in a poor area of Bulgaria hit by drought in a hot summer. The 'thirst' in the title refers to yearning for water, but also to something else: thirst for love. The film is about a family that lives on a hilltop. The mother does the washing for several hotels and needs water for that - more than she gets via the local water supply. She calls in the help of a man who, together with his young daughter, goes drilling for a source of water in the hill.
The arrival of the two, who set up their tent in the yard, creates quite a stir in the family. The quiet, rather naive son is fascinated by the seductive girl, who also appeals to his father. The girl’s dad - none of the characters gets a name in the film - starts to play a role in the mother's desire for a different and more exciting life. This subtle and subdued film evokes a sultry mood that leads to a dramatic end.



Original title
Jajda
Filmmaker
Svetla Tsotsorkova, Laila Nuñez M.
Country
Bulgaria
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
Bulgarian
Producer
Nadejda Koseva
Production Company
Front Film
Sales
Alpha Violet
Writer
Svetla Tsotsorkova, Svetoslav Ovcharov, Ventsislav Vasilev
Cinematography
Vesselin Hristov
Editor
Svetla Tsotsorkova, Nina Altaparmakova
Production Design
Georgi Todorov-Jozy
Sound Design
Valeria Popova
Cast
Ivaylo Hristov, Monika Naydenova
Website
http://www.alphaviolet.com/thirst