A film by Shireen Seno
Phillippines 2017 | 91 mins
Drama | PG | Filipino/Tagalog
Theatrical release: 5 April 2019
Set in the Phillippines, 1988, Shireen Seno’s beautiful and inventive film presents a unique child’s-eye view of a society in turmoil.
Winner of the NETPAC award for best Asian film at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018.
"Nervous Translation accomplishes a diverse range of rare cinematic feats—it’s among the best recent evocations of a child’s life and thought, and among the most sophisticated fusions of culture and character. It renders the political personal in a way that should leave many socially minded filmmakers agape with envy."
— Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"intriguingly and lovingly detailed...an opaque but beautifully composed film."
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Shireen Seno's striking, scintillating second feature."
— Matt Lloyd Turner, Little White Lies