Shirkers

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

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Shirkers

In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie -- a road movie called "Shirkers" -- with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. After shooting wrapped, Georges vanished with all the footage.
Genre
Documentary, Crime, Mystery, Films & Filmmakers
Runtime
97
Language
English
FEATURED REVIEW
Richard Brody, New Yorker

“Shirkers” is the director Sandi Tan’s first feature—sort of—and it’s also a blend of documentary and fiction, in ways that she had originally not planned. The title actually belongs to another movie—the one that she and her friends made in 1992, when they were teen-agers. Tan, who is from Singapore ...

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