Director Shireen Seno
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 80s aesthetics. Told from a child’s point of view, it’s an imaginative exploration of the fragility of those left behind.
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Film program curated by Gail Kovatseff
Notes by Gail Kovatseff and Nick Godfrey
Special thanks to Sheree Ramage & the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Mat Kesting, Nick Godfrey & Mike Walsh