Isabel Sandoval

Director, writer, and star of “Lingua Franca”

Director, writer, and star of “Lingua Franca”

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In her new indie drama “Lingua Franca,” filmmaker Isabel Sandoval plays Olivia, an undocumented Filipina immigrant working as a caregiver in Brooklyn.

Isabel Sandoval’s ‘Lingua Franca’ subverts trans narratives

In her new indie drama “Lingua Franca,” filmmaker Isabel Sandoval plays Olivia, an undocumented Filipina immigrant working as a caregiver in Brooklyn.

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