The film is part of the Homemade anthology by Netflix, conceived by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín, which brings togther 16 other short films by filmmakers on their experiences of life under lockdown.
Gurinder Chadha's lockdown short Unexpected Gift launched on Netflix today
New Delhi - 30 Jun 2020 19:57 IST
Seeing the lockdown as an opportunity for creative minds, the latest anthology on Netflix features a series of short films by renowned filmmakers from across the world. Titled Homemade, the film brings together filmmakers Gurinder Chadha, Paolo Sorrentino, David Mackenzie, Nadine Labaki, Sebastián Lelio, as well as actors Kristen Stewart and Maggie Gyllenhaal, amongst others. The anthology is available for viewing globally on the OTT platform today.
Chadha, who had shared glimpses of the film earlier on Twitter, takes a loving look at her family’s life in lockdown, using the unexpected gift of time to connect with her kids and also grieve for the loved ones she has lost.
My short film, UNEXPECTED GIFT, part of the Homemade collection of films, is available to view globally today on Netflix. Enjoy! @BendItNetworks #Covid19UK #lockdown #family #Isolation pic.twitter.com/z9tglmkqE7— Gurinder Chadha OBE (@GurinderC) June 30, 2020
The project that includes 17 short films in all, was the brainchild of the Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín, who saw this as an opportunity to work with people whom he admires.
Watch the trailer of Chadha's film here: