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Thirst Street

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA, France | 82 MINUTES | English, French | English subtitles


Drama, Action, Comedy, New York, TFF Alumni
American flight attendant Gina (Lindsay Burdge) arrives at each new destination in a state of emotional paralysis following her lover’s suicide. But she snaps out of her funk when she meets the sophisticated and charming Parisian bartender Jerome (Damien Bonnard) and hastily moves to his home city. Blinded by unrequited love, Gina teeters on the edges of heartbreak and sanity when an old flame of Jerome’s suddenly reenters his life.

Tribeca alum Nathan Silver (Actor Martinez, TFF 2016) fuses cineaste influences ranging from ’70s-era Rainer Fassbinder to Polish auteur Walerian Borowczyk to humanize the often-blurred separation between one-sided love and dangerous obsession. In a multi-faceted performance that seamlessly volleys between raw vulnerability and woman-on-the-edge unease, Silver’s Actor Martinez co-star Lindsay Burdge once again confirms why she’s one of the most compelling actresses currently working in independent film. Narrated by Anjelica Huston, Thirst Street captures the complexities of unbridled lust through the purity of classic European cinema.

—Cara Cusumano


Directed by Nathan Silver

Nathan Silver graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2005. Since then, he has written and directed five short films and eight feature films. His films have played festivals and venues around the world, including New York, Tribeca, Locarno, Rotterdam, Viennale, MoMA and the Cineteca Nacional, Mexico.
Nathan Silver
Nathan Silver, C. Mason Wells
Sean Williams
Hugo Lemant, John Magary
Paul Grimstad
Executive Producer
Jason Dreyer, Andrew Morrison , David Moscow, Todd Remis, Armin Tehrany, Valerie Tehrany
Ruben Amar, Louise Bellicaud, Joshua Blum, Claire Charles-Gervais, Matthew Ellison, Josh Mandel, Katie Stern, C. Mason Wells
Associate Producer
Vincent Charles-Gervais, Edouard Chassaing, Romain Chassaing, Nicolas Tiry
Elsa Leeb, Jordan Goldnadel, Matthew Smaglik, David Solal
Co-Executive Producer
Diane Lanyi
Lindsay Burdge, Damien Bonnard, Esther Garrel, Lola Bessis, Jacques Nolot, Françoise Lebrun, with the voice of Anjelica Huston


Print Source
Nathan Silver
Thirst Street, LLC
Brooklyn, NY 11216
US Sales Contact
Jason Ishikawa
Cinetic Media
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 808 277 6195
International Sales Contact
Nathan Fischer
Stray Dogs
Paris, 75007
Phone: +33 65 994 1284
Press Contact
Rob Scheer
New York, NY 10009
Phone: 5166803755