Chilean-born performer and writer Iván Monalisa fully embraces his dual selves: scrappy, masculine Iván as well as diva, transvestite sex-worker Monalisa. A reunion with filmmaker Nicole Costa, Iván’s former college classmate, provides the opportunity for a journey through this undocumented transgender immigrant’s daily life of sex, drugs and poetry—as well as a quest for US legalization. Pragmatic and humorous, Iván Monalisa navigates the gritty underbelly of New York City with charisma and charm.
The Journey of Mona Lisa.
Pragda, 2019.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Originally produced by Pragda in 2019.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
In English, Spanish
Costa, Nicole, film director.; Monalisa, Ivan, actor.
Pragda (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst