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Film still from NERVOUS TRANSLATION: Close-up view of a very old cassette recorder in which a cassette is being played.

Thu 13.10.

  • Director

    Shireen Seno

  • Philippines / 2018
    90 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Unfortunately the screening has to take place without Shireen Seno

Shireen Seno (*1983) is a striking voice in new Philippine independent cinema. Her second film NERVOUS TRANSLATION takes on the perspective of a child who lives in her own world. Shy eight-year-old Yael is often alone. She cooks in a dolls’ house kitchen, is fascinated by a magic pen and secretly listens to cassettes of recordings of the voice of her father, who has emigrated to Saudi Arabia. Among the jump cuts and the 80s soundtrack, a visit from her globalized family, TV news reports after the end of the Marcos dictatorship and a typhoon bear witness to the outside world.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media
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