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ISLANDS

Year 2021
Runtime 94 mins
Language English, Filipino
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
Availability
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Sept. 23 - Oct. 3

WINNER OF 2021 festival jury award: rbc emerging canadian artist

Joshua, a timid, middle-aged Filipino immigrant has lived in the comfort of his parents’ home his entire life. He pleads with God to find him a wife for fear of being alone forever. When his mother suddenly passes, he quits his job to look after his father full time. Inexperienced at taking care of anyone, including himself, Joshua struggles with his father’s care. Help arrives when a cousin visits from abroad whose warmth and nurturing breathes new life into the home and stirs confused emotions in him.

ISLANDS playfully explores the Filipino diaspora experience in an offbeat story of filial duty and adult puppy love.

Countries

Canada
Awards
Winner, Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Performance, SXSW 2021
Festivals
SXSW 2021, Vancouver International Film Festival 2021
Director
Martin Edralin
Producer
Martin Edralin, Priscilla Galvez
Screenwriter
Martin Edralin
Cinematographer
Diego Guijarro
Editor
Bryan Atkinson
Cast
Vangie Alcasid, Rogelio Balagtas, Esteban Comilang, Sheila Lotuaco, Pablo S.J. Quiogue