• “Nervous Translation” and “Si Chedeng at si Apple” will be part of the 44th Seattle International Film Fest
  • The two films will be showing in the United States from May 17 to June 10
  • Both the two films are products of 2017’s Cinema One Originals fest

Two Filipino films will be shown in the United States from May 17 to June 10 during the 44th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF.)

“Nervous Translation” and “Si Chedeng at si Apple” will be part of the Seattle fest’s Asian Crossroads section.

According to the SIFF website, the film fest aims to “create experiences that bring people together”; allowing them “to discover extraordinary films from around the world.”

SIDD described Nervous Translation as a beautifully woven drama set in post-Marcos Philippines.

“A magic pen that can translate the thoughts of nervous people might solve her problems,” the description added.

Meanwhile, Si Chedeng at si Apple chronicles the misadventures of two golden girls, as they go on the lam in this “absurd but heartfelt Filipino comedy.”

The SIFF website describes the movie as “unbending in its hilarity”; adding that viewers “will find much to root for between these two criminals.”

“Absurdist yet dry cutting humor envelopes this part buddy-comedy, part lesbian-romance,” the description added.

The lead roles were portrayed by esteemed Pinoy screen veterans, Gloria Diaz and Elizabeth Oropesa.

Both the two films are products of last year’s Cinema One Originals fest.