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Shakti

Dir. Martín Rejtman | 19 min
Short Argentina, Chile
Spanish with English subtitles

A Jewish young man, the death of his grandmother, depression, Hare Krishnas, Passover, and potato knishes.

Federico is in his mid-twenties and lives alone in a Buenos Aires apartment. He splits up with his girlfriend Magda, on the day that his grandmother dies. He meets a new love interest, Shakti, and invites her to dinner.

A microcosm of Argentine society, which Rejtman deciphers in carefully composed images with a sparsely told story and a directing approach in defiance of retro realism.

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This short is available as part of the Transformers shorts program.

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