Travel the world through film at SF IndieFest. Here are just a few of the foreign film selections at this year's festival.
Carlos S. Hintermann, Italy
Eva, a promising young doctor, leaves her brilliant career to study History of Medicine in a remote university. Johan Anmuth is an 18th Century Prussian physician in perpetual conflict between the rise of rationalism and ancient forms of animism. The Book of Vision is a manuscript that sweeps these two existences up, blending them into a never-ending vortex.
OPENING NIGHT FILM
Zoé Wittock, France
Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated with carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That's when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park's new flagship attraction.
Edward Morris, UK
Exploring themes of separation and loss, the drama takes place over a weekend in the lives of two sisters; Yakira and Kelly. Faced with an upcoming separation following a bitter custody battle, the older sister kidnaps her hostile younger sibling in order to establish a sisterly connection before it is too late.
Takeshi Kushida, Japan
A misogynic photographer discovers for the first time in his life the joys of loving a woman, this one confused about her self-identity and self-esteem, by helping her in her perceptions of herself with his photographic retouching skills.
Keita Yamashina, Japan
A trend in recent Japanese indie films is the use of self-reflexive stories that prompt both the characters and the audience to constantly interrogate what is real. Body Remember, the directorial debut by actor Keita Yamashina, is one such example as it blurs the lines between dream, reality, and fantasy from start to finish in a playful adventure in interpretation as experienced by an artist and writer committing to the page a sultry woman’s murky past.
Katharina Ludwig, Germany
Frustrated by the realities of an artistic career and her fear of failing, Charlotte escapes on a camping trip to sunny Croatia with her boyfriend Georg. But the trip’s dynamic changes when their plans of a fun-filled couples vacation misfire.
Heather Young, Canada
When an elderly dog is scheduled to be euthanized, Donna decides to take the dog home to fill the emptiness she feels, Donna begins to take home more and more animals and she is soon in over her head.
Daichi Murase, Japan
"Roll exudes youth and life in each scene while approaching it with maturity by maintaining the distance between cinema and life." - V Cinema
Josie Hess, Isabel Peppard, Australia
A lonely house-wife's plan to end it all takes an unexpected turn when her last hurrah begins a radical journey of sexual exploration and personal re-invention.
Manu Herrera, Spain
A professional dancer struggles with his cravings for human flesh until his ‘hambre’, or hunger, becomes all encompassing. Accepting his status as an apex predator in human form, he fully embraces his life as a carnivorous hunter.
FREE LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK:

Thu Feb 4, 7p PREVIEW NIGHT with a selection of trailers and live Q&As with filmmakers from around the world.

Sat Feb 6, 4p SCREENWRITER PANEL with award winning working writers.
Another Hole in the Head Free Screening/Watch Party:
Ghosts of Mars - Sat Feb 6, 8p PST

Pam Grier, Ice Cube, Jason Statham, and Natasha Henstridge star in this supernatural Science Fiction thriller, directed and co-written by John Carpenter. 200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet. Trailer

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