January February

OV with English subs

Followed by a talk with Julia Katharine

Tea for Two + Lingua Franca

Tea for Two 
Julia Katharine, Brazil 2018, 25 min.

Lingua Franca
Isabel Sandoval, USA/Philippines 2019, 89 min. 

Lingua Francais an intimate portrait of Olivia, a trans woman from the Philippines, who works as a live-in caregiver for an old Russian-Jewish woman in Brooklyn. The film twists the often sensationalist cinematic representations of trans womanhood, as it documents the day-to-day life of the protagonist, her struggles with getting a green card and her ventures in love. In Tea for Two, Silvia, a middle-aged filmmaker in crisis, is bewildered by the visit of her ex-wife, and the feelings she is developing for another woman whom she just met.

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Julia Katharine is an actress and director. For her performance in I remember the crows, she received the Helena Ignez Prize at the 21st Tiradentes Film Festival, a prize dedicated to a prominent woman in cinema. Her directorial debut, Tea for Two is the first film directed by a trans person to ever be commercially released in Brazilian theaters.