30.09. - 09.10.2021

Nervous Translation Philippines 2018 | 91 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Shireen Seno

SHIREEN SENO (*1983) studied architecture and film sciences in Toronto. She works as a director and curator Quezon City (Philippines). Nervous Translation is her second feature film.

rated for 0 + years
The world between globalized clan and doll's house, a playful portrait of a shy girl. Yael is often alone: her father works abroad, her mother till late in the evening. But the eight-year old prefers her own company anyway and communicates with the rest of the world only indirectly:  by letter, phone or the cassettes her father sends. By allowing herself to concentrate on Yael's dreamlike view of life, Shireen Seno has created a magical film at eye level with her main protagonist and at the same time a subjective eye-witness account of the turbulent years in 1980s Manila.
Original title: Nervous Translation
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Filipino
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Shireen Seno
Screenplay: Shireen Seno
Cast: Jana Agoncillo, Angge Santos, Sid Lucero, Cocoy Lumbao
Producer: John Torres
Director of Photography: Albert Banzon, Jippy Pascua, Dennese Victoria
Music: Itos Ledesma
Production Design: Leeroy New
Editor: John Torres, Shireen Seno
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Reel Suspects
Production: Los Otros
Contact: Alberto Alvarez Aguilera, Reel Suspects:


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