Marguerite

A FILM BY MARIANNE FARLEY

Short Film – Quebec – 2017 – 19:09 min

Color | French with English subtitles | 1:78:1 | Dolby SRD

SYNOPSIS

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.

PRESS KIT
  • Nominated at the 91st Academy Awards® (Best Live Action Short Film)
  • Has been selected in over 80 festivals and has won over 35 awards !
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, 2017
  • Festival du film francophone en Acadie (FICFA), Canada, 2017 *Best Canadian short film
  • Vancouver International Women Film Festival, Canada, 2018 *Best Performance in a short : Béatrice Picard
  • Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Canada, 2018
  • Gala Prends Ça Court, Canada, 2018 *UDA Award : Béatrice Picard, *Vital Production Award, *Séquences Award *FCTMN Award
  • Zinegoak Bilbao International GLT Film Festival, Spain, 2018 *Audience Award
  • Leeds Queer Film Festival, UK, 2018
  • BFI Flare : London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, UK, 2018
  • Wicked Queer : Boston International LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Women’s Short Film Audience Award
  • New York Independent Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Female Performance : Sandrine Bisson, *Best Drama
  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan, 2018
  • Connecticut LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Jury Award : Best Short Film Female *Audience Award : Best Short Film Female
  • Provincetown International Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Queer Short Film
  • Longue Vue sur le Court, Canada, 2018
  • KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India, 2018 *Best International Narrative Short
  • Out Here Now : Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Korea Queer Film Festival, South Korea, 2018
  • MIX Milano, Italie, 2018 *Best Short Film
  • Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Women’s International Short
  • International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, India, 2018
  • Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival, UK, 2018
  • Jameson Cinefest, Hungary, 2018
  • Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Live Action Short Film *Best LGBTQ Film – Flicker’s Youth Film Jury Award
  • DC Shorts Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • STAMPED: Pensacola LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • LUSTSTREIFEN Film Festival, Switzerland, 2018 *Audience Award
  • Long Beach QFilm Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Short Film
  • OUTshine – Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2018 *Honorable Mention (Runner Up) of the Jury for Best Short
  • PROUD! Filmfestival, Denmark, 2018 *Audience Award for Best Short
  • Twist : Seattle Queer Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Short Film
  • PERLEN – Queer Film Festival Hannover, Germany, 2018 *Audience Award for Best Short Film
  • Concorto Film Festival, Italy, 2018
  • Day2 of Reel Desires, India, 2018
  • Quebec City Film Festival (FCVQ), Canada, 2018
  • Miami Short Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Narrative Short Film
  • LesGaiCineMad, Madrid International LGBTIQ Film Festival, Spain, 2018 *Jury award : Best Short Film, *Audience award : Best Short Film, *Audience award : Best Women Short Film
  • MIX BRASIL FESTIVAL, 2018 *Silver Rabbit for Best International Short Film
  • Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Short Film
  • Leeds International Film Festival, UK 2018 *Honorable mention
  • Berlin Lesbian Non-Binary Filmfest, Germany, 2018 *Audience Award
  • ImageOut: Rochester LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Jury Award
  • Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • QCinema Fort Worth, USA, 2018
  • Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • San Diego International Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • VisuElles Film Festival, Canada, 2018
  • BENT : Sacramento LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Louisville LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Thessaloniki Short Film Festival, Greece, 2018
  • ‘Sexual Diversity Programme’ @ Morelia International Film Festival, Mexico, 2018
  • Queer Film Fest Weiterstadt, Germany, 2018
  • MIX Copenhagen LGBTQ Film Festival, Denmark, 2018
  • Cineffable : Festival International du Film Lesbien et Féministe de Paris, France, 2018
  • Reel Affirmations 2018: DC’s LGBTQ Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Big Water Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Bremen Queer Film Festival, Germany, 2018
  • QUEERSICHT Queer Film Festival, Switzerland, 2018
  • Queer Film Festival MEZIPATRA, Czech Republic, 2018
  • Chéris-Chéries Festival LGBT de Paris, France, 2018
  • Zinentiendo Zaragoza, Spain, 2018
  • Ortzadar LGTB, Spain, 2018
  • Arrigorriaga LGBT Cinema Program, Spain, 2018
  • La Ploma FF, Valencia, Spain, 2018
  • Musée McCord – InterGénérations Québec, Canada, 2018
  • Basque Labour Union ELA, Spain, 2018
  • Pride To Create, Alicante, Spain, 2018
  • VinoKino, Finland, 2018

Béatrice Picard
Sandrine Bisson

Screenplay: Marianne Farley
Director: Marianne Farley

Production: Marie-Hélène Panisset (DIY Films)
Cinematography: Marc Simpson-Threlford
Production design: Mélanie McNiccol
Editing: Mathieu Bélanger
Sound: Lynne Trépanier
Sound design: Luc Bouchard
Original soundtrack: Julien Knafo
Color: Julien Alix

Marianne Farley is a director/screenwriter, producer, and actress from Montreal, Canada. Although she began her career as a singer, in 1997 her acting work started garnering attention. Fully bilingual, she has performed in a variety of projects in Canada, the U.S., and even Finland. Her work in television includes Heroes Reborn (NBC), This Life (CBC), 19-2 (Bravo), The Dead Zone, Le Gentleman, and Les Invincibles. In film, she has played in, among others, La Peau Blanche (Best First Feature film award at the 2004 TIFF, and Claude Jutra award at the 2005 Genie Awards), Christmas Choir, Imaginaerum, and Uvanga.

A true lover of the seventh art, Marianne has also produced four short films and is currently developing two features, one as a producer and one as a director. In August of 2014, more than ready to bring her artistic vision to the next level, she directed her first short film, Ransack (Saccage), which has been selected by numerous film festivals throughout the world.

Marianne has a passion for profound yet simple storytelling. Her experience as an actress drives every decision she makes as a director. The characters must propel the story forward in the truth of the moment. In November 2015 she studied writing with Dara Marks and Deb Norton (Engaging The Feminine Heroic) and it opened her up to a whole new perspective on writing for women.

In December 2016, Marianne shot her second short film Marguerite, which she also wrote.

FILMOGRAPHY

Marguerite – 2017

  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, 2017
  • Festival du film francophone en Acadie (FICFA), Canada, 2017 *Best Canadian short film
  • Vancouver International Women Film Festival, Canada, 2018 *Best Performance in a short : Béatrice Picard
  • Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Canada, 2018
  • Gala Prends Ça Court, Canada, 2018 *UDA Award : Béatrice Picard, *Vital Production Award, *Séquences Award *FCTMN Award
  • Zinegoak Bilbao International GLT Film Festival, Spain, 2018 *Audience Award
  • Leeds Queer Film Festival, UK, 2018
  • BFI Flare : London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, UK, 2018
  • Wicked Queer : Boston International LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Women’s Short Film Audience Award
  • New York Independent Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Female Performance : Sandrine Bisson, *Best Drama
  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan, 2018
  • Connecticut LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Jury Award : Best Short Film Female *Audience Award : Best Short Film Female
  • Provincetown International Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Queer Short Film
  • Longue Vue sur le Court, Canada, 2018
  • KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India, 2018 *Best International Narrative Short
  • Out Here Now : Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Korea Queer Film Festival, South Korea, 2018
  • MIX Milano, Italie, 2018 *Best Short Film
  • Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Women’s International Short
  • International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, India, 2018
  • Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival, UK, 2018
  • Jameson Cinefest, Hungary, 2018
  • Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Live Action Short Film *Best LGBTQ Film – Flicker’s Youth Film Jury Award
  • DC Shorts Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • STAMPED: Pensacola LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • LUSTSTREIFEN Film Festival, Switzerland, 2018 *Audience Award
  • Long Beach QFilm Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Short Film
  • OUTshine – Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2018 *Honorable Mention (Runner Up) of the Jury for Best Short
  • PROUD! Filmfestival, Denmark, 2018 *Audience Award for Best Short
  • Twist : Seattle Queer Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Short Film
  • PERLEN – Queer Film Festival Hannover, Germany, 2018 *Audience Award for Best Short Film
  • Concorto Film Festival, Italy, 2018
  • Day2 of Reel Desires, India, 2018
  • Quebec City Film Festival (FCVQ), Canada, 2018
  • Miami Short Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Narrative Short Film
  • LesGaiCineMad, Madrid International LGBTIQ Film Festival, Spain, 2018 *Jury award : Best Short Film, *Audience award : Best Short Film, *Audience award : Best Women Short Film
  • MIX BRASIL FESTIVAL, 2018 *Silver Rabbit for Best International Short Film
  • Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Best Short Film
  • Leeds International Film Festival, UK 2018 *Honorable mention
  • Berlin Lesbian Non-Binary Filmfest, Germany, 2018 *Audience Award
  • ImageOut: Rochester LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018 *Jury Award
  • Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • QCinema Fort Worth, USA, 2018
  • Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • San Diego International Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • VisuElles Film Festival, Canada, 2018
  • BENT : Sacramento LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Louisville LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Thessaloniki Short Film Festival, Greece, 2018
  • ‘Sexual Diversity Programme’ @ Morelia International Film Festival, Mexico, 2018
  • Queer Film Fest Weiterstadt, Germany, 2018
  • MIX Copenhagen LGBTQ Film Festival, Denmark, 2018
  • Cineffable : Festival International du Film Lesbien et Féministe de Paris, France, 2018
  • Reel Affirmations 2018: DC’s LGBTQ Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Big Water Film Festival, USA, 2018
  • Bremen Queer Film Festival, Germany, 2018
  • QUEERSICHT Queer Film Festival, Switzerland, 2018
  • Queer Film Festival MEZIPATRA, Czech Republic, 2018
  • Chéris-Chéries Festival LGBT de Paris, France, 2018
  • Zinentiendo Zaragoza, Spain, 2018
  • Ortzadar LGTB, Spain, 2018
  • Arrigorriaga LGBT Cinema Program, Spain, 2018
  • La Ploma FF, Valencia, Spain, 2018
  • Musée McCord – InterGénérations Québec, Canada, 2018
  • Basque Labour Union ELA, Spain, 2018
  • Pride To Create, Alicante, Spain, 2018
  • VinoKino, Finland, 2018

Ransack (Saccage) –  2015

  • Regard : Saguenay International Short Film Festival,  2015
  • Art Film Fest, 2015
  • Fantasia, 2015  *Best Screenplay
  • Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec,  2015
  • 31st Interfilm International Short Film Festival à Berlin 2015
  • Festival Images en vue aux Iles-de-la-Madeleine 2015.
  • Vancouver International Women Film Festival, 2016
  • Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, 2016
  • Montréal en lumière, 2016
  • Cinéma Lumière en Bologne (NuVo), 2016
  • Hamburg Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival, 2016

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