SF Indie Fest: Shorts 4: Fateful Intersections

First show: February 11

Dramatic Shorts

Stories about a seemingly random encounter that changes everything. Featuring atmosphere galore, this is a true director’s showcase.



Mavi Phillips

USA, 17 min

A surrealist psychological adventure, ‘Pluck’ tells the story of a twenty-something English woman who’s traveling alone through Europe on a journey of self-discovery, searching for answers through sexuality and spirituality. While in the Italian countryside, staying in a castle, now a hotel, she’s drawn to a young escort of an older woman. We follow her as she spends the day exploring the village and herself.





On the Road

Bartosz Nowacki

Poland, 23 min

During a long ride, a woman picks up a hitchhiker. From the very beginning the man does not come across as trustworthy and the woman, anxious and feeling a growing threat, decides to pick up one more person. In the confined space of the car, the three strangers begin a tense game. The characters hide some secrets that, revealed in small steps, will lead to tragic events.





Whoever Was Using This Bed

Andrew Kotatko

Australia, 20 min

A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires. Based on a story by Raymond Carver (Birdman), WHOEVER WAS USING THIS BED is a multi-award-winning short psychological drama starring Jean-Marc Barr (The Big Blue), Radha Mitchell (Man on Fire) and Jane Birkin (Blow Up).





The Smoke

Ivan Plechev

Russia, 23 min

A nuanced crime drama about a policeman father and his hash-dealing teenaged son. Each is keeping secrets from the other.


83 min. Contains sex and violence.


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