The Garden Left Behind

2019

The Garden Left Behind

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The Garden Left Behind draws on one immigrant's journey to offer graceful, thought-provoking commentary on timely sociopolitical themes.

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The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina's transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.

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Critic Reviews for The Garden Left Behind

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (1)

  • It's one thing to decide to make a movie about the struggles of the transgender community and violent attacks on it. But it's far harder to turn that message into a film as natural and graceful as The Garden Left Behind.

    March 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's thought provoking about judgements we make and first time writer/director Flavio Alves manages for the most part to walk that fine line between melodrama and preaching.

    March 6, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Strives for an authentic portrayal of what it's like to be trans and an immigrant in New York today.

    March 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Performances are down-to-earth, mixing bright sarcasm and camaraderie with darkly pointed observations. [Carlie] Guevara is a likeable central character, simply trying to live truthfully with her friends and family.

    March 2, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Alves seriously explores the trials and tribulations of a young Mexican trans woman's hopes and aspirations in a New York City that doesn't always acknowledge her agenda...

    March 2, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The struggles of the trans community are featured in the film by Flavio Alves that manages to deliver a powerful message without breaking new ground.

    February 20, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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