Lingua Franca happens to shine a spotlight on transgender representation by way of a film that places a strong focus on immigration. When it comes to transgender representation on screen, there is a right way and wrong way. The wrong way is to make a character trans just for the sake of being trans. It is in this instance that a trans character becomes–more or less–a gimmick and really doesn’t serve the film. This is…"AFI Fest 2019: Lingua Franca"