Congratulations to filmmaker Isabel Sandoval as her film, LINGUA FRANCA is nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at this year's Independent Spirit Awards.
The 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Thursday, April 22, airing live at 7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET on IFC.
Stream LINGUA FRANCA today on Netflix.
Lingua Franca is a love story between an undocumented, transgender, Filipina caregiver and a Russian-Jewish slaughterhouse worker in Brooklyn, New York. The third feature from Isabel Sandoval — who wrote, directed, produced, edited and stars — the film comes from Ava DuVernay's ARRAY and made its world premiere at Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days and was the first Filipino film in main-competition at BFI London in its 63-year history.
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