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Svetla Tsotsorkova / Feature Narrative / Bulgaria, Qatar / 104 min / Original Language: Bulgarian / Interests: Women, Coming of age, Drama, Identity


In a small town in present-day Bulgaria, a mother and her two daughters are struggling to survive. The dreamy and distracted younger daughter often invents stories to make life more interesting. Unwittingly, she eventually gets caught in a web of her own lies and destroys her older sister’s well-ordered materialistic world. While struggling to get to the facts, the two sisters find out the truth about their mother.


Svetla Tsotsorkova
Svetla Tsotsorkova, Svetoslav Ovtcharov
Svetoslav Ovtcharov

About the Director

Svetla Tsotsorkova was born in Burgas in 1977, and graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia in 2004. Her first short film 'Life with Sophia' was screened at various international film festivals; Semaine de la Critique, Karlovy Vary, and Telluride, winning multiple awards including Trieste, and Lodz. Her first feature 'Thirst' had its world premiere at San Sebastian FF – New Directors competition in 2015. The film participated in more than 60 festivals around the world, received various awards and was sold in 15 countries.

Production Company Profile

Omega Films was established in 2006, and since then the company has produced four features, four documentaries and one animation film. Their work has participated in various distinguished platforms such as the San Sebastian, Cairo, Pusan, Warsaw, Moscow, Thessaloniki, Sao Paolo, Haifa, and Rotterdam film festivals. Omega films, together with Front Film, co-produced the first feature of Svetla Tstsorkova 'Thirst', which was sold in 15 countries and participated in over 60 international festivals. Between 2006 and 2016 the company also ran a private TV kitchen channel called Fiesta TV.

Awards and Festival History


"BFI London 2019, Journey


"Special Mention Award, San Sebastian FF 2019, New Directors (WP)
Best Cinematography, Golden Rose FF 2019
Young FIPRESCI Award, Warsaw FF 2019
Grand Prize with the Best Film Award (25k Euros), COTTBUS FF 2019"


  • Director

    Svetla Tsotsorkova

    Front film

  • Main Contact

    Svetoslav Ovtcharov

    Omega Films
    +359896658056 / +359888325022

  • Production Company

    Omega Films

    Omega Films

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