Marguerite (2017 film)

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Marguerite 2017 poster.jpg
Directed byMarianne Farley
Produced byMarie-Hélène Panisset
Written byMarianne Farley
StarringBéatrice Picard
Sandrine Bisson
Music byJulien Knafo
CinematographyMarc Simpson-Threlford
Edited byMathieu Bélanger
DIY Films
Les Films de L'Hydre
Distributed byH264 Distribution
Release date
  • November 12, 2017 (2017-11-12) (Taipei)
Running time
19 minutes

Marguerite is a Canadian short drama film, directed by Marianne Farley and released in 2017.[1] The film stars Béatrice Picard as Marguerite, an elderly woman who confronts her own long-repressed romantic feelings for another woman after learning that her home care nurse Rachel (Sandrine Bisson) is a lesbian.[2] Farley wrote the script comparing her generation to her grandmother's. [3]

The film premiered at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in November 2017, and received followup screenings at both LGBT and general film festivals through 2018.[4] It was one of 12 short films selected for screening on Ici TOU.TV in conjunction with the 2018 Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois.[5]


The film won numerous short film awards at film festivals, including Short Shorts Japan, the Long Beach QFilm Festival, the Twist Film Festival in Seattle,[6] the Filmout San Diego Film Festival,[7] Wicked Queer and the Academy Award-qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival.[4]

In January 2019, it was announced as a shortlisted Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film nominee at the 91st Academy Awards.[8]

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