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— by Jude Dry: “Lingua Franca” opens with a phone call from across the ocean: A distant voice speaks plaintively in Tagalog over austere shots of a bleak Brighton Beach, a groggy woman awoken by her mother’s nagging in her mother tongue. This is Olivia, who works as an in-home caregiver to a deteriorating Russian woman named Olga (the late, great Lynn Cohen) […]

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