Nervous Translation

Nervous Translation

An introverted eight-year-old girl who grows up in Philippines in the turbulent 80s gets acquainted with the adult world through a series of small mimetic rituals and technologies that are still unknown to her. While her mother is working at the factory, she watches TV soap operas with her grandmother and secretly listens to her father’s voice on the tapes he sends them from where he lives, a thousand miles away. Till one day, the girl records something over a voice message... The delicate nature of personal and collective memory, and the bright abyss of childhood are “translated” into images in a tender but harsh film that gives attention to detail.
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Direction: Shireen Seno
Script: Shireen Seno
Cinematography: Albert Banzon, Jippy Pascua, Dennese Victoria
Editing: Shireen Seno, John Torres
Sound: Nicole Amores, John Michael Perez, Mikko Quizon, Kathrine Ariane Salinas
Music: Itos Ledesma
Actors: Jana Agoncillo, Angge Santos, Sid Lucero, Nafa Hilario-Cruz, Cocoy Lumbao
Production: Los Otros Films, Creative Programs
Producer/Producers: John Torres
Art Direction: Leeroy New
Executive producer: Ronald Arguelles
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Philippines
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 90΄
World Sales: Reel Suspects,
Awards/Distinctions: Best Sound – Cinema One Originals Digital FF 2017 Best Sound – FAMAS Awards 2018 Netpac Award – Rotterdam International Film Festival 2018 Asian New Talent Award – Shanghai IFF 2018

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