I think the title of Isabel Sandoval’s new film is meaningful all on its own, even before you watch the movie with your own two human eyes. We could all use a common language for communicating with each other. Well, maybe not the fascists and such, because understand all of them just fine, but for everybody outside of that horrible Venn diagram, I think a little common ground is necessary.
Lingua Franca isn’t exactly about that but it is about two people from very different places with very different life experiences finding unity – romantic unity – regardless of those differences. It’s also one of the few American films released in the last five or so years that I’d actually qualify as erotic. It’s very, very good.
You can read my full review over at Paste Magazine.