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ShoPaapaa

Directed by Molly Reynolds, Shekhar Bassi, 2020 Australia, UK 95 minutes
15+
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ShoPaapaa delves deeply into the 2020 lockdown experience in London and was made entirely remotely by Australian Molly Reynolds (My Name is Gulpilil) and UK-based creative Shekhar Bassi. Co-produced by Rolf de Heer.

Physically compromised, filmmaker Bassi has been shielded and totally isolated in suburban London for six months during the pandemic. A trained actor, Bassi plays a partly fictionalised version of himself. In a monologue that has no audience, he contemplates his existence in lockdown. Somehow, in this age of uncertainty he still believes the future is bright. Reynolds had been keen to work with Bassi for a while, and when 2020 placed him in the eye of the storm, so to speak, he finally agreed. Cinematically audacious, ShoPaapaa explores the edges between drama and documentary in the worst of times and the best of times. Selected for Adelaide Film Festival 2020.

Program Strand
FLUX Art+Film,
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Language
In English
Director
Molly Reynolds, Shekhar Bassi,
Producer
Shalinder Bassi, Rolf de Heer, Molly Reynolds,
Cast
Shekhar Bassi,
Screenwriter
Shekhar Bassi, Molly Reynolds,
Cinematographer
Shekhar Bassi,
Editor
Tania Nehme,
Genre
Documentary, Australian Films, Biography, Cinephile, Experimental, Filmmaking, Women Directors, Disability,
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: ABCG Film,