When she gets a man and his feisty teenage daughter to drill for water the family is jolted out of their daily routine. Focusing on the nonverbal elements of the relationships this emphasizes looks and unspoken exchanges to reveal how much of what they do is outside their conscious control. A beautifully crafted film that makes excellent use of light, shade and the surrounding landscape, this engaging, poetic character study takes some unexpected turns.
“Rarely does a debut feature come along with the visual and narrative confidence of Thirst” Variety
Talk & Q&A with Holly Tarquini at Chapter Arts Centre.
Holly Tarquini began her career in television, spending 10 years in London as an independent Producer/Director for documentaries and factual entertainment programmes. She has spent the last 5 years increasing the profile of Bath Film Festival and helping to achieve the organisation's aim of becoming an 'outstanding film festival'. In 2014, Holy founded the F-Rating, a new feminist film rating highlighting films made by and featuring women. She is also on Creative Bath’s Steering Group and is currently the Leader of the Bath Branch Bath branch of The Women’s Equality Party.
Holly says "We set up the F-Rating to highlight films made by and featuring women - to amplify the debate about women on screen and behind the camera, and to increase the conversations about who tells the stories we see in film."