Written and directed by Isabel Sandoval, LINGUA FRANCA is a powerful romantic drama about an undocumented Filipina immigrant scrambling to avoid deportation and her relationship with a Russian slaughterhouse worker who is unaware that she’s transgender. Sandoval, who also stars in the project, has previously been a guest of the AFI Conservatory. LINGUA FRANCA screened as part of AFI FEST 2019.
AFI Movie Club: LINGUA FRANCA
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