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Sunday 16/5 21:30
Tel Aviv Cinematheque 
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Lingua Franca 
Director: Isabel Sandoval
Produced by: Isabel Sandoval, Jerome Kerkman, Darlene Catly Malimas, Carlo Velayo, Jhett Tolentino
Staring: Isabel Sandoval, Lynn Cohen and Eamon Farren
USA, 2019, 89 minutes, English and Tagalog with Hebrew
and English subtitles

Festivals:
Venice Days 2019
BFI London Film Festival 2019
Busan International Film Festival 2019
Hamburg International Festival 2019
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2019 
TLVFest – The Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2020 – Winner Best Film
Molodist International Film Festival 2020 – Winner Special Jury Diploma
International Cinephile Society Awards 2021 – Winner Best Actress
Chéries-Chéris 2019 – Winner Best Film
Young Critics Circle, Philippines 2020 – Best Performance & Best Achievement in Cinematography and Visual Design
Film Independent Spirit Awards 2021 – Nominee John Cassavetes Award
Film Independent Spirit Awards 2021 –Nominee John Cassavetes Award
GLAAD Media Awards 2021 -Outstanding Film – Limited Release

A powerful, independent drama that made history after being selected to the Venice film Festival 2019. It is not often that a movie, directed by, written by and starring a transgender woman is selected for one of the world’s biggest film festivals. The film follows Olivia, (Isabel Sandoval), an undocumented Filipino transwoman working and living in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn as a caregiver to Olga (Lynn Cohen), an elderly Russian woman. Olivia’s life gets more complicated when she meets Olga’s grandson, Alex. With the fear of deportation looming, Olivia must navigate her new relationship and find a way to stay in the country.