LINGUA FRANCA

By Isabel SANDOVAL

LUXBOX - as SALES All rights

Drama - Completed 2019

In Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, an undocumented Filipina immigrant scrambling to avoid deportation becomes involved with a Russian slaughterhouse worker who is unaware that she’s transgender.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan IFF 2019
A Window on Asian Cinema
Thessaloniki IFF 2019
Official Selection
Stockholm FF 2019
American Independents
BFI Flare 2020
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    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA, PHILIPPINES
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Isabel SANDOVAL
    • Synopsis
    • Olivia, an undocumented Filipino transwoman, works as a caregiver to Olga, an elderly Russian woman, in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. When Olivia runs out of options to attain legal status in the US, she becomes romantically involved with Alex, Olga's adult grandson, in the pursuit of a marriage-based green card.
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