NERVOUS TRANSLATION
NERVOUS TRANSLATION

NERVOUS TRANSLATION

Director Shireen Seno

Production year 2018

Length 90min.

Country Philippines

screenings

09 Jul 2018 10:00 Moscow Cinema, Red Hall
10 Jul 2018 14:00 Moscow Cinema, Blue Hall

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.

CAST & CREW

Shireen Seno
Shireen Seno

Director

Producer

John Torres, Ronald Arguelles

Script

Shireen Seno

Director of Photography

Albert Banzon, Jippy Pascua, Dennese Victoria

Production designer

Leeroy New

Music by

Itos Ledesma

Sound

Mikko Quizon

Edit

John Torres, Shireen Seno

Cast

Jana Agoncillo, Angge Santos, Sid Lucero.

Production company

Los Otros Films Creative Programs

Shireen Seno

Shireen Seno was born in Tokyo to a Filipino family. She studied architecture and film studies at the University of Toronto. Her photo and video work has been shown in various galleries. She has worked with filmmakers such as Lav Diaz and John Torres, for whom she took stills. Her debut film Big Boy (2012) screened at IFFR and won the Prize for Best First Film at the Festival de Cine Lima Independiente in 2013. Nervous Translation is her second feature.


Filmography

Big Boy (2012), Nervous Translation (2018).

FILMS 2018