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Lingua Franca

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Olivia and Olga stand at sink. Olivia and Olga stand at sink.

A Film by Isabel Sandoval

2019|Drama|1hr 24m

Written and directed by Isabel Sandoval, LINGUA FRANCA follows an undocumented Filipina trans woman Olivia (Isabel Sandoval) after she has secured a job as a live-in caregiver for Olga (Lynn Cohen), an elderly Russian woman in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood. Olivia’s main priority is to secure a green card to stay in America. But when she unexpectedly becomes romantically involved with Olga’s adult grandson Alex (Eamon Farren), issues around identity, civil rights and immigration threaten her very existence.

Directed by Isabel Sandoval • Screenplay by Isabel Sandoval • Produced by Isabel Sandoval

A gorgeous and delicate picture, an understated work that opens a window on an intimate world

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A Film by Isabel Sandoval

2019|Drama|1hr 24m

Written and directed by Isabel Sandoval, LINGUA FRANCA follows an undocumented Filipina trans woman Olivia (Isabel Sandoval) after she has secured a job as a live-in caregiver for Olga (Lynn Cohen), an elderly Russian woman in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood. Olivia’s main priority is to secure a green card to stay in America. But when she unexpectedly becomes romantically involved with Olga’s adult grandson Alex (Eamon Farren), issues around identity, civil rights and immigration threaten her very existence.

Directed by Isabel Sandoval • Screenplay by Isabel Sandoval • Produced by Isabel Sandoval

A gorgeous and delicate picture, an understated work that opens a window on an intimate world

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