In the struggle of daily existence, the thirst for love may be greater than that for life itself.

A couple and their teenage 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 source on their arid hill. But ultimately, these newcomers quench a thirst that is much stronger than that for mere water.

“Rarely does a debut feature come along with the visual and narrative confidence of “Thirst” a beautifully crafted, subtly told story of two very different teens hesitantly coming together in Bulgaria’s rural southwest. Directed with arresting yet subtle flair by Svetla Tsotsorkova, whose affinity for minimal dialogue elides with her careful attention to how people observe each other, the film combines chamber-piece elements with sensitivity to landscape, light and shadow.” – Variety

“A remarkably confident feature debut” – Screen Daily

“No doubt actress Svetla Tsotsorkova has a made a strong directorial debut here” – PopOptiq


Nominations and Awards
Golden Rose 2015
Won Golden Rose Best Cinematography – Vesselin Hristov
Hamburg Film Festival 2015
Nominated – Young Talent Award – Svetla Tsotsorkova
Zurich Film Festival 2015
Nominated Golden Eye – Best International Feature Film
Minsk IFF (Listapad), Belarus 2015
Best Cast Award, Jury Prize
Festival International du Film d’Arras 2015
Best Mise En Scène – Direction Award