Jajda

Thirst

 
In the struggle of daily existence, the thirst for love may be greater than thatfor life itself. A couple and their teenage son eke out a living on a hilltop, doingthe laundry for local hotels, despite the intermittent water supply. Their simplelife is overturned by the arrival of a father-and-daughter team of diviner andwell-digger, who promise to bring an end to this precarious existence by findinga source on their arid hill. But ultimately, these newcomers quench a thirstthat is much stronger than that for mere water.

Director's Biography
SVETLA TSOTSORKOVA was born in Burgas, Bulgaria in 1977. In 2004, she graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. After graduation, Tsotsorkova predominantly worked as a producer and actress. The short film Life with Sophia marked her directorial debut in 2004. It has been screened and awarded at variousnotable international film festivals. Thirst is her feature film debut. // Films (selection):Life with Sophia (2004, short), My Mother (2005, short), Jajda (Thirst, 2015)
CROSSING EUROPE AWARDS
2016: CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film
Competition Fiction 2016
Svetla Tsotsorkova
Bulgaria 2015
color
90 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Svetoslav Ovcharov, Svetla Tsotsorkova, Ventsislav Vasilev
Cinematography Vesselin Hristov
Editing Nina Altaparmakova, Svetla Tsotsorkova
Sound/Sounddesign Valeria Popova
Music Hristo Namliev
With Monika Naydenova, AlexanderBenev, Svetlana Yancheva, Ivaylo Hristov, VassilMihajlov, Ivan Barnev, Stefan Mavrodijev
Producer(s) Nadejda Koseva, Svetla Tsotsorkova (Front Film, BG), Svetoslav Ovcharov (Omega Films, BG)
Production
Front Film 7 Victor Grigorovic Str., Apt. 5 1606 Sofia, Bulgaria frontfilm@abv.bg www.frontfilm.eu
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2015
 
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Award Winning Film 2016:
CROSSING EUROPE AUDIENCE Award - Best Fiction Film