ISLAMABAD, Mar 05 (APP):Bulgarian feature film “Thirst” directed by Svetla Tsotsorkova was screened here at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on the second day of Women International Film Festival (WIFF) Tuesday.
The story of the film revolves around the story of a mother, father and their 16-year-old son who live on a hill, at the end of a village. They wash hotel sheets for a living. The water supply is inconsistent and they often remain without the commodity. A couple of drillers – a father and his daughter – arrive, in order to solve the water supply problem. The family’s harmonious world shatters into pieces. Everyone loves and hates everyone else. The thirst for love is so great that only death could quench it.
“Women Through Film” – a week long Women International Film Festival is continued at PNCA till March 9 featuring films by female filmmakers.
The 3rd edition of the WIFF has been organized with support of the European Union with fascinating, insightful and thought provoking programme, curated from the works of female filmmakers from Pakistan and all around the world.
Women Through Film is a Pakistani-based initiative that aims to encourage and facilitate females to use self-expression and storytelling – through the art of filmmaking – in order to raise their voices, challenge, touch and inspire audiences and create social change.
According to the WIFF organizers, it was an initiative to celebrate the success stories, struggles, and achievements of inspiring women from all walks of life. It was aimed at creating an army of vocal, confident, fearless, and economically independent female filmmakers who can tell stories about issues that affect them, through film and other interactive media.
The event also aimed to enhance the skills and give Pakistani filmmakers a platform to display their work on an international forum, said the organizers.