Margarita

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Director: Laurie Colbert & Dominique Cardona

Writer: Laurie Colbert & Dominique Cardona

Stars: Nicola Correia Damude, Patrick McKenna, Christine Horne

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At the centre of this drama is Mali’s young lesbian Mexican nanny, Margarita. Unknown to her employers Margarita has been working for the family illegally for the past six years but despite all this she is passionate, resourceful and devoted to them. She is the nanny, the housekeeper, the cook, the maid and even the repair woman. Margarita is well aware of their financial issues and has been stretching resources in creative ways.

But life is not all work for Margarita, the shy law student Jane is clearly in love with her but is hesitant to bring their relationship out from the closet.

When Gail and Ben decide that the best way for them to save money is by firing Margarita they set off a chain of events that lead to her deportation. Heart broken, Mali withdraws from her parents, forcing them to take an honest look at themselves.

The well-meaning couple, now desperate to keep Margarita in the country, come up with a scheme to keep her around. But on the eve of her departure, Jane arrives with one proposition that could change everything.

The closing film of the 2013 BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and from the directors of FINN’S GIRL, comes this warm, funny and loving family drama, looking at issues around race, class and immigration.


  • "Love conquers all in this well-crafted and very enjoyable lesbian 'Cinderella' story"
    -When Sally Met Sally
  • "smart and sexy with an excellent central performance from Nicola Correia Damude"
    -DIVA
  • "a sweet story garnished with even sweeter eye candy"
    -Movie Talk Blog
Cast: Nicola Correia Damude, Patrick McKenna, Christine Horne
Director: Laurie Colbert & Dominique Cardona
Writer: Laurie Colbert & Dominique Cardona
Country: Canada
Language: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 90 mins
Sound: Dolby 2.0
DVD Release Date: 25-11-2013
VoD Release Date: 25-11-2013
DVD Extras: Interview with directors, Documentary - Thanks God I'm Lesbian