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Margarita 15 rating

When a cash-strapped yuppie couple fire their teenage daughter’s nanny they set off a chain of unexpected events.

Drama 2012 90 mins

Director: Laurie Colbert



A cash-strapped yuppie couple decide to fire the titular Mexican nanny, much to the dismay of their teenage daughter Mali. Unbeknownst to them all, Margarita is an illegal alien and losing her job seriously undermines her ability to remain in the country. Thankfully Margarita’s girlfriend Jane has hatched a plan that could benefit all parties...

The closing film of the 2013 BFI Flare festival is a warm family drama touching on issues of race, class and immigration.