• Thirst / Jajda
  • Thirst / Jajda
  • Thirst / Jajda

Thirst / Jajda

by Svetla Tsotsorkova International Feature Film / Competition

White sheets flap around in the wind somewhere on a hilltop in the Bulgarian outback. It’s the laundry of several local hotels with which a married couple and their 16-year-old son eke out a living. The intermittent water supply caused by the scorching hot summer is jeopardising their business, and a well-digging father and his pubescent daughter are called in to solve the problem. While searching for a new spring, the two families slowly get to know each other, and it transpires that there’s a much greater thirst than that for water – the thirst for love, which soon turns the simple life of our protagonists on its head. Using highly expressive cinematic imagery and a pinch of laconicism, Svetla Tsotsorkova’s debut feature builds step by step on the thirst for love of its protagonists until it reaches the magnificent dramatic finale.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Bulgaria, 2015
  • Runtime: 90 Min
  • Languages: Bulgarian
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Svetla Tsotsorkova
  • Cast: Monika Naydenova, Alexander Benev, Svetlana Yancheva, Ivaylo Hristov, Vassil Mihajlov, Ivan Barnev, Stefan Mavrodijev
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  • Screenplay: Svetoslav Ovcharov, Svetla Tsotsorkova, Ventsislav Vasilev
  • Cinematography: Vesselin Hristov
  • Editors: Nina Altaparmakova, Svetla Tsotsorkova
  • Music: Hristo Namliev
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  • Producers: Nadejda Koseva, Svetla Tsotsorkova
  • Co-Producer: Svetoslav Ovcharov
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  • Production Company: Front Film
  • World Sales: Alpha Violet
  • www.alphaviolet.com/thirst/
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