Thirst Street

V' 17

Thirst Street

Nathan Silver
USA/F, 2017
Fiction, 83min, OmeU

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Thirst Street

Nathan Silver
USA/F, 2017
Fiction, 83min, OmeU

Cast: 
Lindsay Burdge
Gina
Damien Bonnard
Jérôme and Paul
Esther Garrel
Clémence
Lola Bessis
Charlie
Cast: 
Voice
Anjelica Huston
Screenplay: 
Nathan Silver
C. Mason Wells
Sound: 
Arjun G. Sheth
Camera: 
Sean Price Williams
Editor: 
Hugo Lemant
John Magary
Composer: 
Paul Grimstad
Decoration: 
Anna Brun
Costume: 
Camille Nogues

Production: 
In Vivo Films
Industry Standard Films
Maudit
Papermoon Films
Washington Square Films
Yellow Bear Films
TTM Films
The Third Generation
World Sales: 
Stray Dogs
Format: 
DCP
Color

Nathan Silver’s new feature, a drama of romantic obsession set mainly in paris, is a sort of experimental film. Silver, whose spontaneous melodramas tend to focus on the closed spaces of confining institutions, here condenses an entire city into the pathological bounds of a few tight venues – and woe unto his protagonist, Gina, when she ventures beyond them. Gina, a lonely flight attendant on a layover in paris, meets Jérôme, a slick bartender at a louche night club. For Jérôme, Gina is a one-night stand; for Gina, Jérôme is the love of her life, and she moves to paris to pursue him, secretly taking an apartment across the street from his home in order to spy on him. Burdge infuses her rigidly and scantly defined role with tremulous vulnerability, and Silver, aided by the splashy palette of Sean Price Williams’s cinematography, evokes derangement with a sardonic wink. (Richard Brody)

In the presence of Nathan SilverEsther Garrel and C. Mason Wells.