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Little Fantasies

An evocative drama that unravels the intricate threads of desire and guilt.


Alissa Autschbach’s short drama delves into the complexities of sexuality and guilt, weaving a poignant tale centered around Fiona, portrayed by the compelling Kelsey Cooke. The narrative takes an unconventional turn as Fiona’s satisfaction becomes intertwined with a voyeuristic encounter involving her neighbor Niall, played by Niall Murphy, leading to a web of emotions when his wife, portrayed by Ann-Maria McCarthy, enters Fiona’s life as a client at her nail salon.

Autschbach’s masterful use of the color red as a symbol for both burning passion and danger adds a layer of depth and credibility to the film, elevating it beyond a mere exploration of desire. The character study of Fiona navigating guilt is portrayed with nuance, and Cooke’s performance is a standout, marked by subtlety and vulnerability.

Mara Vodinelić’s cinematography is a visual feast, framing the intimate moments with cinematic quality and contributing to the overall excellence of the film. This British gem is a moving and poignant exploration of sexuality and its emotional repercussions. Autschbach succeeds in delivering a fresh perspective on human desires, making this film a must-watch for those seeking an intimate, thought-provoking experience that lingers in the mind long after the credits roll.

Little Fantasies Short Film


Runtime: 23 min
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