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“A stunning feat of lived-in filmmaking…Filled with the hallmarks of a strong director, It is as
emotionally immersive as it is unassuming.” -Roger Ebert

in-person Q&A with director Martin Edralin after the film!

A coming-of-middle-age film about a timid Filipino immigrant struggling with the care of an elderly parent while managing his first experience of puppy love.

Directed by Martin Edralin. 2021. 94 min.


Martin Edralin (he/him) is a Filipino-Canadian, Toronto-based filmmaker. His first short film, HOLE (2014),won the Grand Prize at Clermont-Ferrand ,jury prizes at Locarno and Seattle, and screened at Sundance, TIFF, and BFI London. His second short, EMMA (2016), was selected in TIFF Canada’s Top Ten and won Best Live Action Short at the Rhode Island IFF. His debut feature, ISLANDS(2021), premiered at SXSW and was awarded Special Jury Recognition.



Awards
SXSW- Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Performance
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival – Audience Choice Award
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival  – Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting
Calgary International Film Festival – Grand Prize, Emerging Canadian Artist Award
Vancouver IFF – Special Jury Mention, Best Emerging Canadian Director
Available Light FF – Best Canadian Feature Film

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