The Garden Left Behind


The Garden Left Behind

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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.


Critic Reviews for The Garden Left Behind

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (21)

  • 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.

    Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • An important reminder of the violence and oppression faced by trans women of colour on a daily basis.

    Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Throughout the film's 88 minutes, Tina confronts all the grim realities of gender dysphoria and existing as a trans woman in a still prejudiced and violent society.

    Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The Garden Left Behind is an extraordinarily relevant film to the current moment, while also illustrating universal human values.

    Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • An impressive debut feature and a great example of how to cast a film with proper representation in mind.

    Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • You can't discount what having a transgender cast does to ensure the psychology behind what's occurring isn't exploited or warped.

    Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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