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16th(2014)



Margarita

Laurie COLBERT, Dominique CARDONA

  • Canada
  • 2012
  • 90min
  • DCP
  • color
  • 드라마

When illegal Mexican nanny Margarita is fired by her cash-strapped yuppie employers, and feeling rejected by her commitment-phobic girlfriend, she becomes resigned to starting a new life back home in Mexico. The family quickly discovers that Margarita’s modest salary is the only good investment they’ve ever made and they plan to keep her in the country. Suddenly, it seems like everyone wants to save Margarita except the one person who can actually save her.


 

The beautiful and attractive “Margarita” is an illegal Mexican nanny. She is like a family to Ben and Gail, who are Canadian doctors
 living in Toronto, and their teenage daughter Mali. However, as they face financial difficulties, Margarita’s cash-strapped yuppie
 employers want to fire her, and on top of that, Margarita faces the risk of getting deported. Jane is madly in love with Margarita, but
 she is hesitant about committing to their relationship.

 Dominique CARDONA and Laurie COLBERT, who dealt with the complexities of abortion, women’s right of self-determination, and
 lesbian families through Finn’s Girl, have explored the controversial issues where feminism and lesbianism overlap. In Margarita,
 they once again show how lesbianism is not simply an issue of sexuality, and suggest how it overlaps with a number of discourses
 on class, race, and making relationships. The film maintains a warm perspective, without portraying any one character as evil, and
 it keenly yet comically presents how political or relational negligence comes in contact with social inequality. [HONG So-in]

Director

  • Laurie COLBERT, Dominique CARDONALaurie COLBERT, Dominique CARDONA

    Dominique Cardona was born in Algeria. Toronto filmmaker Laurie Colbert has been writing, directing, and producing independent films for many years. Over the past twenty years they have made many movies together and received numerous awards: first documentary was Thank God I\'m a Lesbian (1992) and their first feature film, Finn’s Girl (2006), was which won eight awards at festivals around the world. Margarita (2012) is their second feature film.

Credit

  • ProducerRechya VARMA
  • Cast Nicola CORREIA-DAMUDE, Christine HORNE, Patrick MCKENNA
  • Screenwriter Laurie COLBERT, Margaret WEBB
  • Cinematography Gregor HAGEY
  • Art director Susan MEINGAST
  • Editor Phillis HOUSEN
  • Music Germaine FRANCO
  • Sound Margus SUKKUM