MARGARITA. Directed by Dominique Cardona & Laurie Colbert. Canada. 2012. 90 min. English
Margarita (Nicola Correia-Damude) is plagued with problems: she can’t stop loving her girlfriend Jane, who is reluctant to commit to their relationship; she can’t get Carlos to stop loving her, though she continually declares that she’s a lesbian, and she can’t get the pesky immigration officers off her case…well, she is living illegally in Canada, but still, those officers are really pesky!
Margarita works as a live-in nanny for affluent power-couple Gail and Ben, caring for their teenage daughter Mali. Though the couple are both medical professionals, they’ve been unable to stave off the effects of a struggling economy. As they scrutinize their expenses in search of any cost-cutting measure, it becomes obvious that their greatest financial extravagance is Margarita.
But dismissing the nanny is easier said than done. They love her like family; her lesbian handiness has saved them countless expense, and she has single-handedly raised the acid-tongued, angst-ridden teen, Mali. Margarita is not just part of their family, she is the heart that enables them to function. Description courtesy of INSIDE OUT: The Toronto LGBT Film Festival
Saturday, May 11th, 6:00 PM
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON