and depressed after the suicide of her lover, American flight attendant
Gina (Lindsay Burdge) travels to Paris and hooks up with nightclub
bartender Jerome (Damien Bonnard) on her layover. But as Gina falls
deeper into lust and opts to stay in France, this harmless rendezvous
quickly turns into unrequited amour fou.
When Jerome’s ex Clémence (Esther Garrel) reenters the picture, Gina
is sent on a downward spiral of miscommunication, masochism, and
madness. Inspired by European erotic dramas from the 70’s, THIRST STREET
burrows deep into the delirious extremes we go to for love. Narrated by
Oscar-winner Anjelica Huston.
Nominated for Best U.S. Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. Winner of Best Feature Film at the Denver International Film Festival.
“Somehow, her acting combines with cinematography straight from
an artsy 1970s porno and a soundtrack of woozy love songs to create an
expressionist portrait of overwhelming loneliness.” – Joule Zelman, The Stranger