Directed by Isabel Sandoval

Directed by Isabel Sandoval

3 Episodes

“I’m drawn to women with secrets,” says Filipina director Isabel Sandoval (LINGUA FRANCA), a rising star of independent filmmaking who toys with genre conventions in her subversive portraits of women whose personal journeys are tangled up in complex sociopolitical realities. A true auteur, Sandoval wrote, produced, directed, and starred in her feature debut, SEÑORITA, the gripping, noir-tinged story of a trans woman’s struggles to quit sex work and start a new life. Individual and social crises again collide in APPARITION, an intense psychological drama set in a Filipino convent being gradually consumed by the encroaching political unrest of the Marcos era.

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Directed by Isabel Sandoval
  • Meet Isabel Sandoval

    Episode 1

    This interview with director Isabel Sandoval was recorded in 2021.

  • Señorita

    Episode 2

    Directed by Isabel Sandoval • 2011 • Philippines
    Starring Isabel Sandoval, Publio Briones III, Dominic Milano Palomo

    Writer, director, and star Isabel Sandoval’s feature debut is an intricately plotted, pulp-noir political thriller set on the margins of the Philippines. Wishing to start a new li...

  • Apparition

    Episode 3

    Directed by Isabel Sandoval • 2012 • Philippines
    Starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Mylene Dizon, Raquel Villavicencio

    Political and patriarchal forces intrude upon the cloistered world of a Filipino convent in Isabel Sandoval’s simmering psychological drama. As President Ferdinand Marcos tightens his gr...