March 19 – 30
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Run Time: 88 minutes
IF I KNEW WHAT YOU SAID brings together in a charming fashion two unlikely groups of people who have a really hard time expressing themselves -- adolescents and the hearing-impaired. Nina is a rebellious teenager who plays in a rock band. Moody and aloof, she acts up and fights with her upper-class parents until she's suspended from school, then shipped off to a camp for deaf kids so she'll gain some discipline and "learn how lucky she is that she can hear." There, Nina meets Kiko, a young deaf man with a sad face who was abandoned by his parents. Mutually needy, and brought together by their love of playing "Rock Band," he and Nina start to bond. The phenomenal 17-year-old singer-songwriter Zoe Sandejas, daughter of the film's director, plays Nina; and Kiko is played by Romalito Mallari, a talented deaf dancer who hopes this movie might help him find the mom and dad who really did desert him. This is a heartwarming film featuring impressive young musicians, plus a guest performance by alt rock band Sugarfree. (In English, Tagalog, and American Sign Language with subtitles) –B.B.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7:15 PM
Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Mike Sandejas originally studied law before turning to filmmaking. He has produced films for acclaimed Filipino filmmakers Mike De Leon, Gil Portes and Lav Diaz.
"Just Like Before" (2006), IF I KNEW WHAT YOU SAID (2009)
Vagrant Films Releasing
Community Partner: PHILIPPINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (USA), INC.
Day and KNIGHT in Akron
Join us for a full day of CIFF38 programming in Akron on Thursday, March 27th!
Cleveland Foundation Community Day at the CIFF38
Enjoy a FREE day at the Festival, courtesy of The Cleveland Foundation on Monday, March 24th