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Lingua Franca

Country: USA | Philippines, Language: English | Tagalog, 90 mins

  • Director: Isabel Sandoval
  • Writer: Isabel Sandoval
  • Producer: Isabel Sandoval; Darlene Catly Malimas; Jhett Tolentino; Carlo Velayo

CGiii Comment

In this beguiling drama, an undocumented Filipina immigrant paranoid about deportation works as a caregiver to a Russian-Jewish grandmother in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. When the American man she’s secretly paying for a green card marriage backs out, she becomes involved with a slaughterhouse worker who is unaware that she’s transgender. When Alex’s machismo is threatened upon discovering her transgender status, he finds himself weaponizing her immigration anxieties to emotionally brutalize Olivia.


Cast & Characters

Eamon Farren as Alex
Lev Gorn as Murray
Lynn Cohen as Olga
Brett Bartholomew as Bartender
Mark Nelson as Roman
P.J. Boudousqué as Andrei
Ari Barkan as Emil
Matthew James Ballinger as Man in Bar
Ivory Aquino as Trixie
Andrea Leigh as Daria
Shiloh Verrico as Maggie
Roman Blat as Viktor
Deema Aitken as Boris
Megan Channell as Milla
Leif Steinert as Matthew

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