Diary: @abasirosborough for @vice’s “Dystopia/Utopia” Issue, 2018

@abasirosborough for @vice’s “Dystopia/Utopia” Issue, 2018
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Scraps: “Nervous Translation”

Director & Writer: Shireen Seno
Cinematography: Albert Banzon, Jippy Pascua and Dennese Victoria

  • A film about the anxieties, curiosity and boredom of childhood.
  • Love the effort to emulate the unnerving, disjointed feeling of remembering your time as a child. Very expressionistic and modern in its approach.
  • The crispness of the cinematography feels distracting from the feeling that the film is trying to accomplish.
  • The miniature use is lovely.
  • Didn’t expect to see a lot of familiar occurrences in the film: Tropical floods, stretches of quiet time that are punctuated by big gatherings of family members, parental struggle to provide, political uncertainties.
  • Reminds me of Michel Gondry’s work.