Shakti (2019 film)

Shakti is a 2019 Argentine-Chilean short film written and directed by Martín Rejtman. The film premiered at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival on 9 February 2019, where it was nominated for best short film. It was Rejtman's first short film project in over thirty years.[1]

Poster for short film, Shakti.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byMartín Rejtman
Written byMartín Rejtman
Produced byFlorencia Larrea
Victoria Marotta
Jerónimo Quevedo
StarringIgnacio Solmonese
Laura Visconti
Susana Pampín
CinematographyFederico Lastra
Edited byAndrés Medina
Release date
9 February 2019 (2019-02-09)
Running time
19 min.

Plot summaryEdit

Fede, is in his mid-twenties and lives alone in a Buenos Aires apartment. He splits up with his girlfriend, Magda on the say that his grandmother dies. He then meets a new love interest, Shakti and invites her to dinner. Rejtman explained that the film is about "a Jewish young man, the death of his grandmother, depression, Hare Krishnas, Pesach (Passover), and potato knishes."[2][3]


  • Ignacio Solmonese as Fede
  • Laura Visconti as Shakti
  • Susana Pampín as Fede's psychologist
  • Valentina Posleman as Magda
  • Pablo Moseinco as Padre Fede
  • Emma Luisa Rivero as Delia
  • Patricio Penna as Ulises
  • Miel Bargman as female client at psychologist's practice
  • Alejandra Flechner as Beatriz


  1. ^ Rencontre avec Martìn Rejtman - Réalisateur de "Shakti" Arte. Retrieved on 8 November 2019
  2. ^ News to Me: Martín Rejtman, Jonathan Glazer, Amma Asante Film Comment. 24 June 2018
  3. ^ Shakti Berlinale Film Festival. Retrieved on 1 November 2019

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