Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca

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. An unassuming portrait of a lost soul striving to fully embrace her identity, that tackles the tough crackdown on immigrants in the US, as well as the fierce prejudice inflicted upon the transgender community. A tightly woven drama that utters bold and sober statements without being preachy.
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Direction: Isabel Sandoval
Script: Isabel Sandoval
Cinematography: Isaac Banks
Editing: Isabel Sandoval
Sound: Albert Michael M. Idioma
Music: Teresa Barrozo
Actors: Isabel Sandoval, Eamon Farren, Ivory Aquino, PJ Boudousque, Lev Gorn, Lynn Cohen
Production: 7107 Entertainment
Producer/Producers: Jhett Tolentino, Carlo Velayo, Darlene Catly Malimas, Isabel Sandoval
Art Direction: Maxwell Nalevansky
Costumes: Clint Ramos
Executive producer: Jerome Kerkman, Raymond Francisco, Samuel S. Verzosa, Fernando Ortigas, E.A. Rocha, Vincent R. Nebrida, Sarah Brennan Kolb, Nicole Cosgrove, Romulo Aromin Jr., Gigi Demen
Sets: Clint Ramos
Make Up: Lauren Citera
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA, Philippines
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 95´
World Sales: Luxbox, info@luxboxfilms.com

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