Provide your email for confirmation

Tell us a bit about yourself

country *

Please provide your email address

welcome to Rappler

Login

To share your thoughts

Don't have an account?

Login with email

Check your inbox

We just sent a link to your inbox. Click the link to continue signing in. Can’t find it? Check your spam & junk mail.

Didn't get a link?

Use password?

Login with email

Reset password?

Please use the email you used to register and we will send you a link to reset your password

Check your inbox

We just sent a link to your inbox. Click the link to continue resetting your password. Can’t find it? Check your spam & junk mail.

Didn't get a link?

Sign up

Ready to get started

Already have an account?

Sign up with email

By signing up you agree to Rappler’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy

Check your inbox

We just sent a link to your inbox. Click the link to continue registering. Can’t find it? Check your spam & junk mail.

Didn't get a link?

Join Rappler+

Join Move

How often would you like to pay?

Annual Subscription

Monthly Subscription

Your payment was interrupted

Exiting the registration flow at this point will mean you will loose your progress

Your payment didn’t go through

Exiting the registration flow at this point will mean you will loose your progress

welcome to Rappler+

welcome to Move

welcome to Move & Rappler+

Isabel Sandoval's 'Lingua Franca' is now on Netflix

Netflix announced that Lingua Franca is now available to stream globally, starting Thursday, August 27. However, as of this writing, the film isn't available on Netflix Philippines accounts yet.

Netflix released the trailer to Isabel Sandoval's latest work on Twitter, introducing the film as an "understated love story about an undocumented Filipina trans caretaker in Brooklyn."

Olivia, a Filipina trans woman and undocumented immigrant working as a caregiver in Brooklyn, tries to secure a green card from an American man she is paying. In the process, she ends up falling in love with a slaughterhouse worker, Alex.

Lingua Franca stars Isabel Sandoval (Olivia) herself, who also wrote, produced, and edited the film. Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks: The Return), Lev Gorn (The Americans), and Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games) also star.

The film won the top prize Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2020 Bentonville Film Festival, an American festival that highlights stories told by minority voices in entertainment, such as the LGBTQ+ community, women, and people with disabilities.

It premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August 2019. It has also competed in other prestigious festivals, such as the British Film Institute London Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival. – Rappler.com