Keswick Film Festival

Thirst
(Atash)

Director: Tawfik Abu Wael Country: Palestine/Israel
Cert: 15 Year: 2004 Length: 110 minsLanguage: Arabic
2006 Festival
Thirst

Audience Reaction

Score: 66.67% Attendance: 78

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Winner of the Critics' Prize at Cannes, this debut feature from Palestine stuns with its powerful narrative, vivid performances and striking widescreen compositions. Abu Shukri and his family have settled in a desolate valley, living on charcoal the mother and daughters ceaselessly produce. But when running water arrive at home, the women begin to thirst for more freedom; for food, for love, for desire, for life.





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