Directed by Sandi Tan (USA, 2018, 96 min.). Digital.
True story: in 1992, teenage cinephile Sandi Tan shot Singapore’s first road movie with her enigmatic American mentor, Georges, who then vanished along with the footage. The 16mm film was recovered 20 years later, sending Tan on a present-day odyssey pick up the pieces of her long-lost opus and discover what really happened to Georges. With all the twists and turns of a true-crime doc and the sly precision of French New Wave, this film-within-a-film earned Sandi Tan the award for Best Director of a World Cinema Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.