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Director Marianne Farley’s short film "Frimas" highlighting women's rights is shortlisted for an Academy Award

Director Marianne Farley’s short film
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Marianne Farley's latest short film "Frimas" has been shortlisted for an Academy Award. The film centres on Kara, who is presented with a bleak and cruel reality when seeking an abortion which has once again become a criminal felony. Despite the obvious dangers, she seeks the assistance of an illegal mobile abortion clinic where she is confronted with deadly implications once she enters.

Marianne Farley is a director/screenwriter, producer, and actress from Montreal, Canada. Her second critically acclaimed short film “Marguerite” won over forty awards around the globe and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film in 2019. Marianne is in the post production phase of her first feature film “North of Albany” (co-written with Claude Brie). Her experience as an actress drives every decision she makes as a director. Marianne also produced “Les Nôtres” by Jeanne Leblanc in which she plays one of the lead roles. Through her production company Slykid & Skykid she is also developing the feature films “La Fauche” (written by Camille Trudel) and “À Demi-Soupir” (cowritten with Claude Brie).

“Frimas” premiered at the Oscar qualifying festival Regard, then it went on to screen at Off-Courts Trouville, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, and can soon be seen at Mill Valley Film Festival, Cinéfest Sudbury in Ontario, Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Miami Short Film Festival, Show Me Shorts and Asiana International Short Film Festival. The film is Executive Produced by Golden Globe Nominee Uzo Aduba.

Source: Film Industry Network

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