2019 FILMS


Canada / 2017 / 19 minutes

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? (Ageism)

Sun / June 9 / 4:30 pm

Presented By

Calgary Seniors' Resource Society



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.


Festival du Film Francophone en Acadie – Best Canadian Short Film
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Vancouver International Women Film Festival
Rendez Vous Quebec Cinema
Zinegoak Bilbao International GLT Film Festival
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Leed Queer Film Festival


Director(s): Marianne Farley
Producer(s): Marie-Helene Panisset
Writer(s): Marianne Farley
Featuring: Beatrice Picard, Sandrine Bisson

Please note that this film is a part of a screening on Ageism/Elder Abuse. Some of the films in this screening contain coarse language, sexual content and nudity, and disturbing subject matter and tone.