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Lingua Franca

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  • Tickets: €10.50/€9
  • Date: Sat, 9th Nov 2019
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:05
  • Duration: 95 mins
  • Venue: The Gate Cinema Cork City
  • Director: Isabel Sandoval
  • Producer(s): Jhett Tolentino, Carlo Velayo, Darlene Catly Malimas, Isabel Sandoval
  • Screenwriter(s): Isabel Sandoval
  • Main Cast: Isabel Sandoval, Eamon Farren
  • Country: USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2019

Isabel Sandoval is a Philippines-born, New York-based filmmaker and trans woman who writes, directs, produces, edits and stars in this groundbreaking feature informed by her own experiences. Sandoval plays Olivia, an undocumented migrant working as a carer for elderly Olga (Lynn Cohen) in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. When Olga’s grandson Alex (Eamon Farren) returns to the neighbourhood, he is immediately drawn to the sensitive Olivia, though she is reticent about revealing too much about herself or her circumstances to him. Against a backdrop of hostile environment, ICE raids and growing paranoia, a touching and innovative love story emerges. MH

There will be a post-screening Q&A with Producer Jhett Tolentino.

Official Selection, Venice Film Festival, 2019


The Gate Cinema Cork City
The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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