Inquirer.net — 20.08.2020
A film about a Filipino transwoman caregiver in the United States titled “Lingua Franca” bagged the top prize at this year’s Bentonville Film Festival.
The film, written and directed by New York-based filmmaker Isabel Sandoval, was hailed as the Best Narrative Feature by the award-giving body on Aug. 16.
Sandoval, a Filipino transwoman herself, took on the lead role of Olivia, an undocumented immigrant in Brighton, New York, who gets into a romantic relationship with a Russian-Jewish slaughterhouse worker who does not know she is trans.
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