'Homemade': Release date, plot, directors and all you need to know about Netflix's international short film collection
'Homemade' is a collection of short films by celebrated filmmakers around the world created at home as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak
With the coronavirus pandemic still affecting the way we live our lives, it might be time to plan around the new social distancing and lockdown norms. There are so many discussions around whether the way we play and view sports needs to be changed or how the entertainment industry might be, and so forth.
Well, it looks like Netflix is once again ahead of the curve. The streaming service's new short film anthology featuring a diverse list of directors is hitting the platform just as the number of coronavirus cases in the United States continue to rise. 'Homemade' features 17 short films, all shot after the Covid-19 pandemic took the world by storm. Read on to know more about the anthology.
'Homemade' will be available to stream on Netflix on June 30.
'Homemade' is a collection of short films created by celebrated filmmakers around the world. Confined at home as a consequence of the Covid-19 outbreak, filmmakers created personal, moving stories that capture our shared experience of life in quarantine. Filmed using only equipment found at home, the stories range from intimate diaries of the filmmakers’ day-to-day life to short tales of fiction across multiple genres, offering a magnifying glass over how the lockdown impacted different countries and lives around the world. Plot details on individual short films are being kept under wraps.
Ladj Ly is a French film director who won the Jury Prize in Cannes Film Festival for 'Les Misérables' in 2019. Ly's short was filmed in Clichy Montfermeil, France.
Paolo Sorrentino is an Italian film director, screenwriter, and writer. His 2013 film 'La Grande Bellezza' won the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His short was filmed in Rome, Italy.
Rachel Morrison is a cinematographer and filmmaker known for 'Mudbound' and 'Black Panther'. Her short was filmed in Los Angeles.
Pablo Larraín is a Chilean filmmaker known for 'No' and 'Jackie'. His short was filmed in Santiago, Chile.
Rungano Nyoni is a Zambian-Welsh director and screenwriter. She is known for the film 'I Am Not a Witch', which she wrote and directed and won the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut in 2018. Her short was filmed in Lisbon, Portugal.
Natalia Beristáin is a Mexican filmmaker known for 'She does not want to sleep alone'. Her short was filmed in Mexico City.
Sebastian Schipper is a German actor and filmmaker known for 'Victoria' and 'Roads'. His short was filmed in Berlin, Germany.
Naomi Kawase is a Japanese film director known for 'Embracing' and 'Katatsumori'. Her short was filmed in Nara, Japan.
David Mackenzie is a Scottish filmmaker known for 'Hell or High Water' and 'Outlaw King'. His short was filmed in Glasgow, Scotland.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is an actress known for 'The Dark Knight', 'Secretary', and 'The Deuce'. Her short was filmed in Vermont.
Nadine Labaki & Khaled Mouzanar
Nadine Labaki is a Lebanese actor, director, and activist. Khaled Mouzanar is a Lebanese music composer, songwriter, writer, and film producer. The married couple is known for their work in 'Caramel'. Their short was filmed in Beirut, Lebanon.
Antonio Campos is a filmmaker known for his work on 'Simon Killer', 'Afterschool', and 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'. His short was filmed in Springs, New York City.
Johnny Ma is a Canadian-Chinese filmmaker best known for his work in 'To Live to Sing', 'Old Stone', and 'A Grand Canal'. His short was filmed in San Sebastian del Oeste, Jalisco, Mexico.
Kristen Stewart is an actress and filmmaker known for her work in 'Twilight', 'Clouds of Sils Maria' and 'Come Swim'. Her short was filmed in Los Angeles.
Gurinder Chadha is a British film director of Indian origin, known for her work in 'Blinded By the Light' and 'Bend it Like Beckham'. Her short was filmed in London.
Sebastián Lelio is a Chilean filmmaker known for his work in 'Gloria' and 'A Fantastic Woman'. His short was filmed in Santiago, Chile.
Ana Lily Amirpour
Ana Lily Amirpour is an English-born Iranian-American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actress known for her work in 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' and 'The Bad Batch'. Her short was filmed in Los Angeles.
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