Today, Netflix announced that the award-winning documentary film, Shirkers, will debut globally on October 26, 2018.
Shirkers, a Netflix Original documentary film by Singapore-grown filmmaker Sandi Tan, won the DirectingAward in World Cinema Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique —or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona. More than two decades after Cardona disappeared, Tan, now a novelist in L.A., returns to the country of her youth and to the memories of a man who both enabled and thwarted her dreams. Magically, too, she returns to the film itself, revived in a way she never could have imagined.
Shirkers is directed, produced, and written by Sandi Tan, and features executive producers of the originalShirkers, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique, with Jessica Levin and Maya Rudolph as producers of the documentary film.