|SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) 2019 OSCAR NOMINEE|
|East Coast Premiere|
For several years now Marguerite, a diabetic woman in her seventies, has been getting daily visits from Rachel, her home health nurse. In spite of her declining condition, Marguerite has been gradually emerging from her loneliness as she experiences moments of tenderness and sensuality, under Rachel's care. Discovering Rachel's homosexuality plunges Marguerite into her own unacknowledged desires and unfulfilled longing. As Rachel becomes aware that Marguerite was never able to surrender to her heart's desire, she is moved to help her make peace with her past in a moment of unalloyed intimacy.
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 Jutras 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.