Film Review Of The 2021 Newport Beach Film Festival Short “Wichita”

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau

How fast would you run to hide your affair?

Director Sergine Dumais’s award winning short “Wichita” shows what you do in the dark will eventually be brought to the light. Director Sergine Dumais brings a lighthearted approach to a very difficult and often traumatic life changing situation. In modern times relationships have changed in respect to what it is to be loyal and faithful to one another. Can a person have their cake and eat it too or is there a limit to what can and will be tolerated.

Sara (Maxim Roy) is in bed with her lover when her husband (Jeremy Sisto) calls. When he asks for something in his sock drawer, she runs home, stalling for time, asking endless questions about Wichita, Kansas.

Both Maxim Roy and Jeremy Sisto are masterful in their performances showing the the the most profound moments are those that are played in silence. Sara’s attempt at covering up her betrayal is almost comical until you realize the outrageous extent that she is willing to go to preserve the lie and in the end she has done nothing, but delayed the inevitable in a shocking turn of events.

“Wichita” screened at the 2021 Newport Beach Film Festival.The short that has mesmerized audiences at the Aspen Shortsfest, Hollyshorts, Austin Film Festival, Cinequest, LA Shorts to name a few. It has made the top 20 list of “must watch” shorts at Short Shorts Film Festival in Toky. “Wichita”will be available to audiences in France and Africa on Canal+.

For more information about Wichita, please visit the following links:

“Wichita” Official Website:

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