LINGUA FRANCA

By Isabel SANDOVAL

FILM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES (FDCP) - as PROMO

Romance - Completed 2019

Alex, recently back in Brighton Beach after a family-imposed sabbatical in Russia, finds himself drawn to Olga's Filipino caregiver, Olivia, and realizes that she's an undocumented transwoman.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Romance, Drama
    • Countries
    • PHILIPPINES, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH-UNITED STATES, FILIPINO
    • Director(s)
    • Isabel SANDOVAL
    • Synopsis
    • Alex, recently back in Brighton Beach after a family-imposed sabbatical in Russia, finds work at a slaughterhouse while looking after his grandmother Olga, who suffers from dementia. He finds himself drawn to Olga's Filipino caregiver, Olivia. When he realizes that she's an undocumented transwoman, Alex must decide whether to help Olivia with her predicament.