2019 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Nicole Costa, executive producer Gregory Costa, producer Daniela Camino, Photography, Archive Footage Mauricio Rodas, composers Kato Hidek, Diego Las Heras Subject Iván Monalisa Ojeda subjects Iván Monalisa, Mauricio Rodas, Alejandro More

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE 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. 

Co-presented by Cinema Tropical





Official Site:
On Facebook: elviajedemonalisa
On Instagram: elviajedemonalisa
Director: Nicole Costa
Executive Producer: Gregory Costa
Producer: Daniela Camino
Writer: Nicole Costa, Melisa Miranda, Daniela Camino
Editor: Melisa Miranda
Music: Kato Hideki, Johnny Magee, Arturo Saray, Diego Las Heras, Antonia Larenas
Running Time: 93
Language: Spanish, English
Country: Chile, USA
Year: 2019