Lingua Franca (2020)
August 26, 2020 (Limited)
LINGUA FRANCA follows the story of an undocumented Filipina trans woman Olivia (Sandoval) who is the live-in caregiver for Olga (Lynn Cohen - "Sex and the City", "Munich"), 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 - "Twin Peaks: The Return", "The Witcher"), issues around identity, civil rights...
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A trans woman, who also happens to be an illegal immigrant, forms a romantic relationship with a man battling alcoholism in the poignant Lingua Franca
. Featuring great performances by both Isabel Sandoval, who also wrote and directed the movie, and Eamon Farren, the movie is powered by their unlikely chemistry. Though the film starts off a bit jumbled, introducing several characters who have little bearing on the plot, Lingua Franca
comes to life when it becomes comfortable with its two flawed protagonists. Full movie review »