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Directed by Molly Reynolds, Shekhar Bassi
Australia, UK
95 minutes
Unclassified 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.

Films showing at this event:

Blind Body
Tue 9 November 8:30pm, Sat 13 November 6:00pm
A partially blind grandmother depends on touch and sound to navigate her daily routine. Time moves fluidly as her sense of self slowly dilates, conjuring long-dormant memories.


Tue 9 Nov
Palace Central 1
Past Event Cancel
Sat 13 Nov
Palace Central 1
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
FLUX Art+Film, On Demand
Unclassified 15+
Australia, UK
In English
Molly Reynolds, Shekhar Bassi
Shalinder Bassi, Rolf de Heer, Molly Reynolds
Shekhar Bassi
Shekhar Bassi, Molly Reynolds
Shekhar Bassi
Tania Nehme
Documentary, Australian Films, Biography, Cinephile, Experimental, Filmmaking, Women Directors, Disability
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: ABCG Film
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