Nervous Translation

Nervous Translation

Neglected by an overworked mother yearning for her absent husband, 8-year-old Yael comforts herself with rituals in a search for domesticity. Set in 1987, a volatile year in the Philippines, the film is energised by its 1980s aesthetics. Told from a child’s POV, it’s an imaginative exploration of the fragility of those left behind.

Nervous Translation

  • Director: Shireen Seno
  • Year: 2017
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Country: Philippines