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Canadian Cinema

Margarita

Year 2012
Runtime 90 mins
Language English

Margarita (Nicola Correia Damude) could put Mary Poppins to shame. More than just a live-in nanny for Toronto power couple Ben and Gail (Patrick Mckenna and Claire Lautier), she's also a maid, a cook, a tutor, a handyman; essentially, the only thing keeping the household together.

Margarita's life isn't entirely charmed though, and the problems don't end with her commitment-phobic girlfriend. When bad investments force Ben and Gail to cut back on their expenses, ending her contract is the obvious choice—until the couple realizes how helpless they are without her. Going back on the decision won't be simple, though, as Margarita's firing triggers an investigation by Canada's immigration services, and she isn't exactly legal. Told with warmth and touching on issues of social justice, Margarita is above all a story of family.

Countries

Canada
Awards
Audience Award Inside Out Toronto 2012,
Audience Award Women's Int'l Film Festival: France
Director
Laurie Colbert, Dominique Cardona
Producer
Rechna Varma
Screenwriter
Laurie Colbert, Margaret Webb
Cinematographer
D. Gregor Hagey
Editor
Phyllis K. Housen, Cathy Gulkin
Music
Germaine Franco
Cast
Nicola Correia-Damude, Patrick McKenna, Christine Horne.