SHIRKERS

By Sandi TAN

SUBMARINE ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES

Documentary - Completed 2017


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& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2018
World Cinema Documentary Competition
Berlin European Film Market (EFM) 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sandi TAN
    • Synopsis
    • Embodying the creative spirit of the early ’90s, super-cinephile and VHS bootlegger Sandi Tan and her friends found inspiration in American independent film. Eventually, they knew it was time to make a film of their own. In her home country of Singapore, Sandi pens a thriller about a teenage assassin and enlisted her friends, Jasmine and Sophie—think the Coen sisters—and the mysterious mentor Georges to film it. Shirkers became one of the few films in the country to be shot guerilla style, coloring the newly independent nation with a playful, hyper-real aesthetic. Then one day, Georges disappeared with all the 16mm footage.
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