Lingua Franca (2019)

  • Drama, F-Rated
  • 1h 35m

Irish Premiere

Olivia works as a carer to Olga, an elderly Russian woman, while brokering a deal with her sketchy boyfriend to get a Green Card. When Olga’s grandson, the handsome but boozy Alex, shows up, things get more complicated and attractions begin to stir. The situation is hard as it is: will Alex’s macho attitude make things worse?

Beautifully atmospheric and commandingly shot, Sandoval broke new ground by becoming the first trans woman to present a film at the Venice Film Festival. Lingua Franca brings a distinct authenticity to this narrative tale, and introduces extraordinary everyday characters on the fringes of society, navigating contemporary America in whatever ways they can.

Director

Isabel Sandoval

Screenwriter

Isabel Sandoval

Language(s)

English, Tagalog

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