The Journey of Monalisa

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    The Journey of Monalisa

    El viaje de Monalisa

    Directed by

    Chile, USA

    2019

    92 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    After 17 years working as a street prostitute in New York City, undocumented immigrant, Iván Monalisa reunites with former college classmate Nicole, the director of this film. Through their creative bond, Monalisa re-flourishes as a transgender performer and writer, in the search for identity and legalization.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Iván Monalisa
    Screenplay
    Nicole Costa
    Melisa Miranda
    Daniela Camino
    Editing
    Melisa Miranda
    Music
    Kato Hideki
    Production
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    Nicole Costa

    Nicole Costa

    Chile

    Chilean born New York based actress, filmmaker and producer with a career spanning more than 15 years. She received a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts at the University of Chile, where she excelled in leading roles of Chilean plays. In 1998, she traveled to Spain to study Audiovisual Communication at the Complutense University of Madrid, where she participated in various film and video projects, both as actress and producer. Since 2012 she has lived in New York and has continued working in audio visual production both as an actress, director and cinematographer. In 2015 she co-starred in the film THE OBJECTS OF LOVE by the Spanish director Adrian Silvestre and shot and directed the video art piece WIRELESS TRANSMISSION in Iceland. Her latest work is the documentary film THE JOURNEY OF MONALISA (2019)