In the small hours of the night, Fran cold-calls men in search of a soulmate called Kafka.

Director’s Vision for ‘Kafkas’

Kafkas is based on a short story by Marianne Wiggins. It is a superficially simple tale that couples comedy with dark anxiety.

A first impression is of unsettling humour and the absurdity of the central idea. But as the narrative unfolds the curtain of absurdity is lifted revealing a deeply psychologically disturbed character. What at first seemed merely bizarre is understood as the warped logic of a clever and intellectual young woman who has gone down a surreal rabbit hole and got lost in it. The film doesn’t question Fran’s choices, it leaves you to contemplate the plight of a lonely and abandoned soul.