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Shirkers (2018)



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In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore's first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges--who then absconded with all the footage. The 16mm film is recovered 20 years later, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges' vanishing footprints--and her own.


Critic Reviews for Shirkers

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

The viewer, more than the filmmaker herself, may lament where Tan's career might have gone. But she seems intent on moving forward - and this project may well be the vehicle for it.

March 6, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Tan presents her multifaceted life story-vibrant, unbelievable, and full of such incredible women-as a dazzling tapestry that's unlike many narrative or documentary films.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

An exemplary work of counter-lives and alternative histories, intimate self-portraiture and cultural reconstruction, hard-won empathy and painful reconciliation.

January 27, 2018 | Full Review…

An alluring mystery spun from the joys and perils of collaboration,

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Shirkers has the handmade delicacy of a scrapbook come to life, blending ample footage from the original production with candid modern-day interviews and photography.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The genre-defying Shirkers from Sandi Tan might be one of the wildest, most inventive films of this year's Sundance documentary line up.

June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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