Lingua Franca
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Lingua Franca

Sat
22
Sat Feb 22 6:30 PM
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Dendy Cinemas
Wheelchair
Subtitled
General Admission
February
Enchanting and sensual, this gentle romance is a landmark drama written, directed, edited and starring critically acclaimed New York based transgender filmmaker Isabel Sandoval.

Fresh from the Venice Film Festival, Lingua Franca chronicles the struggles of Olivia – played by Sandoval, an undocumented Filipina transgender woman who cares for Olga, an elderly Russian grandmother in Brooklyn. Olivia’s search for love, security and a green card takes an unexpected turn following the arrival of an unlikely drifter who also happens to be Olga’s adult grandson and troubled abattoir worker, Alex.

Set against Trump-era immigration anxieties, Lingua Franca is both a sobering and visually mesmerising portrait of just some of the struggles facing the transgender community.

Australian Premiere

Join us after the film film for a filmmaker Q&A with Director, Producer, Writer and Star Isabel Sandoval!

Venice Film Festival 2019 Nominee Queer Lion & Fedeora Award
London Film Festival 2019 Nominee Best Film


"Sandoval imbues the piece with an authenticity so seldom seen on screen and often missing even in LGBTQ+ filmmaking, resulting in an important and brilliantly humanistic piece" - Film Inquiry



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