Despite living in one of the gay capitals of the world, 28-year-old Sydneysider Poppy Stockell is forced online in her search for love. When she meets 31-year-old Anglo-Indian Sandeep Virdi... See full summary »
Despite living in one of the gay capitals of the world, 28-year-old Sydneysider Poppy Stockell is forced online in her search for love. When she meets 31-year-old Anglo-Indian Sandeep Virdi, she thinks she's found the one. Unfortunately, Sandeep lives at home in the British Midlands with her conservative Sikh parents and three younger sisters. Oh, and she's not out to any of them... Through raw, incredibly frank footage, Searching 4 Sandeep follows Poppy and Sandeep's tumultuous relationship across two years and three continents. Written by
A wonderful love story, with Poppy a generous lover as director, this film also depicts honestly and without prejudice warm characters in both families around Poppy, Australian and Sandeep, British-Asian.
In particular, it is rare to see on-screen such unfettered description of British-Asian girls, free in their speech and manners, open and joyful and yet mindful of the cultural heritage that they have.
Essentially, we see Poppy setting out to find love on-line, as one does. The girl she soon cares for though, lives in England, has had very few gay experiences, lives at home in a Sikh family who does not know she is gay.
For the Australian free-spirited filmmaker that is not a mean feat. But undeterred, she actually sends a camera to her new found love interest and sets out on a quest.
I would not like to say much more other than it is an unusual story told in simple terms.
The few glimpses of Sandeep's mother are also a feat.
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