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 is secretly paying for a green card marriage backs out, she becomes involved with a slaughterhouse worker who is unaware that she is transgender.
Filipino LGBT Europe — After Film Talk / Lingua Franca
The Future of Trans Politics
Friday 6 March 19:00 — 20:00
Combined with Lingua Franca screening SK2 17:15
Isabel SANDOVAL is a New York-based filmmaker recognized by The Museum of Modern Art – citing her muted, serene aesthetic–as a “rarity among the young generation of Filipino filmmakers”. With her third feature Lingua Franca (2019), she becomes the first transwoman of color to direct and headline a film competing in Venice. Sandoval premiered her first film Señorita in 2011 at the film festival of Locarno and won several awards with her second film Apparition (2012).