Winner of the Oscar Qualifying Best Live Action Short Award at Rhode Island International Film Festival
Marianne Farley’s heartfelt film Marguerite shares a long forgotten love story and stars Béatrice Picard (Les Jeunes Loups), alongside Sandrine Bisson (1991). This wonderful film has won over twenty prestigious film awards, including Audience Award for Best Short Film at Perlen Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Short Film at Proud Film Festival, the Jury Award for Best Short Film at TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival and Honorable mention of the Jury Award for Best Short at OUTshine Film Festival.
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
Canadian director Marianne Farley has appeared as an actress in many popular TV shows including Heroes Reborn (NBC), This Life (CBC) and The Dead Zone, as well as many well-known films. As a lover of the arts, Marianne has produced four shorts and recently co-produced the feature film Les Nôtres directed by Jeanne Leblanc, which is presently in post-production. Her directorial debut Ransack was selected for numerous film festivals around the world and she is currently developing two features which she will be directing. Farley’s experience as an actress drives every decision she makes as a director. This talented lady wrote and directed the award-winning film Marguerite.
Just some of the films awards include the Oscar-qualifying Best Live Action Short Award at Rhode Island International Film Festival, Best International Actress at Short Shorts Japan, the Jury Award for Best Short Film at Long Beach QFilm Festival, the Jury award at Filmout San Diego Film Festival, Best Women’s Short Audience Award at Wicked Queer, Best LGBTQ film at Rhode Island International Film Festival and more.
The film’s beautiful cinematography was created by Marc Simpson-Threlford and the music by Julien Knafo. Marguerite was produced by Marie-Hélène Panisset and is represented by H264 Distribution.