The poster for Shirkers is probably the best you can get to explaining this off-beat, vivid, and enchanting documentary; the poster is radiant, eye-catching, and filled to the brim with various details. That's the film in a nutshell. Another notable point is that it leaves a bittersweet taste and aftertaste as we watch this simultaneously heart-rending and uplifting documentary. There's this clear feeling of desolation under layers of giddy content that works wonders. As a whole, it's definitely messy but it feels purposeful in a way to reflect the whole messiness of life and the film's ordeals. But more than anything, how can you dislike a documentary that features such a strong love for cinema and expresses everything in such a captivating way?
Poignant, affecting, and certainly what I needed at the time. I'm getting a big grin just from typing out this review. A must-watch for us cinephiles hehe.