Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert teamed up for Margarita, an award-winning slice-of-life drama that will be making its way to DVD courtesy of Wolfe Video on Oct. 29.
Ben (Patrick McKenna) and Gail Lawson (Claire Lautier) are the picture-perfect, up-scale Canadian family. Professionals — dentist, doctor and liberal to the core. They smack of smugness that would make even “limousine liberals” down here cringe. Snobs, but they are oh so perfect.
They’ve even have a nanny for their daughter, Mali (Maya Ritter), an illegal Mexican alien by the name of Margarita (Nicola Correia Damude), but the daughter is now a teen, so when investments go south and their lifestyle begins to catch up with them (a microcosm of the overall economy) she is tossed to under the bus.
The moment she is gone the Lawson’s realize that she was actually a part of their family and have one of those “come-to-Jesus” moments where they suddenly realize that everything they took for granted was a facade of their own making. Can they redeem themselves and make things right? That’s the question!
With film festival wins at the Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Créteil International Women's Film Festival and the Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, Wolfe Video has a indie hit on their hands here … and with that Oct. 29 DVD debut date they have plenty of time to bang the promotional drums.
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