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The Garden Left Behind (2019)


Director: Flavio Alves
Writers: Flavio Alves, John Rotondo
Starring: Michael Madsen, Edward Asner, Carlie Guevara, Danny Flaherty

"It's her life. It's her dream."

A poignant portrait of a trans woman confronted by a world that struggles to accept her. Tina is an undocumented Mexican-born trans woman living in New York with her beloved grandmother Eliana. Authentic and very touching, Tinaţs trials illuminate the prejudices faced by a wider community in a film where all the trans characters are played by trans actors.

Plot summary from IMDb: The 2019 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Flavio Alves is a story about a young Mexican trans woman and her grandmother who navigate life as undocumented immigrants in New York City.

Awards: 28 wins & 11 nominations.
Runtime: 88 min



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