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Shako Mako

Miu Miu Women's Tales #17

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Directed by Hailey Gates
Italy, 2019
Short, Drama
      English
      English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

“Farah,” a bread seller, walks the streets of a Middle Eastern town, while an American military vehicle slowly passes by. A moment’s silence. Then, a devastating explosion. Civilians are wounded. The horrors of war. “Farah” looks around aghast and wailing. But nothing here is quite what it seems.

Our take

In this bold, assured and irreverent debut, Hailey Gates plays with expectations of war and femininity, and combines them in a wholly original vision. Starring Alia Shawkat as a charismatic aspiring actress, Shako Mako is a relatable story of self-affirmation set in an unusual, surprising context.

Synopsis

“Farah,” a bread seller, walks the streets of a Middle Eastern town, while an American military vehicle slowly passes by. A moment’s silence. Then, a devastating explosion. Civilians are wounded. The horrors of war. “Farah” looks around aghast and wailing. But nothing here is quite what it seems.

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Shako MakoDirected byHailey Gates
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Venice Film Festival
2019 | Venice Days

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