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Shirkers

Regie Sandi Tan
USA, 2018
Dokumentarfilm

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In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore’s first indie road movie with her enigmatic American mentor Georges – who then vanished with all the footage. Twenty years later, the 16mm film is recovered, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges’ footprints.

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Shirkers Regie Sandi Tan

Auszeichnungen & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2018 | Gewinner: Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary

Independent Spirit Awards

2019 | Nominiert: Best Documentary

CPH-DOX

2018

Tan has turned what might have once been an inventive, possibly even revolutionary indie film from Singapore into the most striking of documentaries.
December 18, 2018
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It’s as much detective work as it is anything else, and what is uncovered is as chilling as Cardona’s flat-affect voice on that old cassette tape. “Shirkers” is not to be missed. 
December 14, 2018
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It’s clear that the disappearance of the apocryphal Shirkers (Georges Cardona, 1999) was a life-scarring calamity for Tan, and perhaps a major loss to Singaporean film history and film history in general, who knows. . . . But that its vanishing should have resulted in the very enjoyable—and, in its flip way, oddly profound—Shirkers (Sandi Tan, 2018), well, that’s simply a miracle, and a delight.
October 26, 2018
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