Nervous Translation

Directed By : Shireen Seno

Philippines / 2018 / 91 min

Cast :

Jana Agoncillo, Angge Santos, Sid Lucero

Produced By :

Los Otros Films & Creative Programs

Music By :

Itos Ledesma

Language :


Festivals :

Rotterdam International Film Festival – In Competition

New Directors/New Films – Official selection

BAFICI – Official Selection

Seattle IFF – Official Selection

Hong Kong IFF – Official Selection

Festival de Cines del Sur – Granada IFF – In Competition

Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba FF – In Competition

Melbourne IFF – Official Selection

Vancouver IFF – Official Selection

Vladivostok IFF – In Competition

CPH PIX – Official Selection

Guanajuato IFF – In Competition

Anonimul IFF – In Competition

Shanghai IFF – In Competition

Taipei IFF – In Competition

Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF – In Competition

Bangkok Asean FF – In Competition

Filmfest Hamburg – Official Selection

Torino IFF – In Competition

Viennale IFF – Official Selection

Films from the South – Official Selection

Five Flavors Asian FF – In Competition

San Diego Asian FF – Official Selection

OzAsia Festival – Official Selection

Silk Road IFF – Official Selection

Hanoi IFF – Official Selection

Cinematografo IFF – Official Selection

Janela IFF – In Competition

Awards :

NETPAC Award @ Rotterdam International Film Festival

Best Scriptwriter @ Shanghai IFF

Critic’s Award @ Olhar de Cinema Curitiba IFF

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Synopsis :

Eight-year-old Yael is shy and not always at ease. She prefers writing letters to performing dances for her applauding Filipino family. She listens endlessly to the cassette tapes recorded by her father, who is spending years away from home working in Riyadh. Her uncle, a rock star with the band The Futures, acts as something of a surrogate father. When she hears an advertisement for a pen that will give her a ‘wonderful life’, she decides to spend all her savings on this miracle pen.

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