Lingua Franca
Aug 26 2020
Lingua Franca
Aug 26 2020

Director: Isabel Sandoval

Cast: Isabel Sandoval (“Señorita”) – Olivia
Ivory Aquino (“When We Rise,” “When They See Us”) – Trixie

Synopsis: An undocumented trans woman (Isabel Sandoval) becomes romantically involved with a Russian-Jewish slaughterhouse worker (Eamon Farren, “The Witcher”) in Coney Island.

Why Open: Acquired by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY, LINGUA FRANCA made history at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival Venice Days program as the first film directed and starring an openly trans woman of color to screen in competition.