Starring Rafael Ferro (“Los Internacionales”), “Thirst” will be unveiled at the Bal-Lab Co-Production Forum, which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the 2020 Biarritz Latin American Festival. Laura Huberman (“Alanis” “Implosion”) will produce.
Also written by Solomonoff, “Thirst” turns on a truck driver (Ferro) in Ushuaia, in Argentina’s Tierra de Fuego. A few months short of retirement, he loses his job. Stealing his truck he heads up north, in search of his young son, who disappeared a year before on Argentina-Paraguay border.
A road movie, charting a physical and inner journey which Solomonoff calls “metaphysical,” “Thirst” takes the lorry driver from Patagonia to the Pampas and on to villages in a sub-tropical jungle.
Secrets, lies and guilt will “blend with recurring optical illusions in the reverberating flat horizon or the lush landscapes,