A timid Filipino immigrant struggles with caring for an elderly parent while managing his first experience of love, in Martin Edralin’s debut feature.
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Nominated in three categories at the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards, this coming-of-middle-age film follows a timid Filipino immigrant struggling with the care of an elderly parent while managing his first experience with love. Islands is the debut feature from Filipino-Canadian filmmaker Martin Edralin, who wrote, directed, and produced the film. Based in Toronto, Edralin is an alumnus of TIFF Filmmaker Lab ’19 and TIFF Studio ’18, and his short film Emma was named to TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten list in 2016.
Content advisory: sexually suggestive scenes, coarse language, mature themes