Join us for the beginning of our 38th annual film series on Sun., September 8, 2:00 PM for Nervous Translation, directed by Shireen Seno (Phillipines, 2018)
We’re lucky to host this special regional premier of Seno’s second feature, which is not yet in North American distribution and has only screened at west-coast festivals in the U.S thus far. Eight-year-old Yael is shy and not always at ease. She is most comfortable playing quietly alone or writing letters. A slightly compulsive introvert, she listens endlessly to the cassette tapes recorded by her father, who is spending years away from home working in Riyadh. 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 and let it guide her communications. A visually inventive film with gorgeously detailed camera work and a standout performance from its child protagonist–don’t miss it!
This is the Film Institute’s very first feature from the Philippines. In Filipino with English subtitles. Running time 90 min.
“As a slice of life, as a direct transcription of a child’s-eye view of the world, it is intriguingly and lovingly detailed.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
*Easy parking available to the north and west of the building*
Free and open to the public!