Carolina Hellsgård     THIRST
  Biography   Short Fiction, DV, 10.00, Germany, 2006
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with Elisabeth Ebeling and Katharina Bellena

Distributed by Schwimmer Filmverleih

Synopsis
Mother and daughter meet to celebrate the former's birthday, and
the difficult power dynamic and alienation felt is sensitively explored
through their differing aims for the day.

Director’s statement
Family relations automatically imply certain obligations that
cannot be found in other relationships. The interconnection
of these obligations and dependencies is the theme of Thirst
which depicts a birthday celebration and the estranged
relationship between a mother and her daughter.
Thirst mainly takes place in a single room, treating the space
as a territory where the characters try to dominate through
the subtle manipulations of language, proximity and
domestic objects. In this way, the boundaries of the room
become the boundaries of the characters.

Screenings – 2006
GoEast Festival Wiesbaden, Germany
Emergeandsee Berlin
Neue Berliner Filme Kino Babylon Mitte
ANONIMUL IFF, Romania
Lucania Film Festival, Italy
Hull International Short Film Festival, UK
Leeds International Film Festival, UK
Zinebi Shortfilm Festival, Bilbao, Spain
Shortescape Barcelona, Spain
"Rundgang" Universität der Künste, Berlin