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The Maid

Director Sebastian SILVA
Info
  • Chile│
  • 2009│
  • 90min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Raquel has served as the maid for the Valdes for over 23 years. When she suffers dizzy spells, the family hires additional maids to assist her. The fiercely territorial Raquel drives away maid after maid.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
331 2016. 05. 01 14:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 5 HEK15
603 2016. 05. 04 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 HEK15
753 2016. 05. 05 21:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 3 HEK15

Review

Raquel has served a family for 23 years and thinks herself as a family member of the Valdes. She is just a maid who looks after children, waits on the lady, and does household chores. Each family member treats her from one’s perspective. To Mrs. Valdes, she is the chief of housework, to a teenage son she is a substitute of mother and to a daughter she is a competitor. When the family hires new maid Lucy, it brings tension. The film is based on the director’s experience who used to live with two maids in his wealthy home. Even though the maid spends most of her time with the family, she doesn’t eat at the same table and talk with them. It shows strict hierarchy within the family. Catalina Saavedra won the Special Jury Prize for her performance at Sundance in 2009. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Sebastian SILVA
Screenplay Sebastian SILVA, Pedro PEIRANO
Producer Gregorio GONZALEZ
Cinematography Sergio ARMSTRONG
Art Director Gregorio GONZALEZ
Editor Danielle FILLIOS
Cast Catalina SAAVEDRA, Claudia CELEDON,?Alejandro GOIC

Director

Sebastian SILVA

Born in 1979 in Santiago, Chile. He studied filmmaking at the Escuela de Cine de Chile for a year. He wrote the script for his first feature film, La Vida me Mata(2007) in New York. Upon his return to Chile, he wrote a script La Nana(2009) which won the World Cinema Jury Prize Dramatic at Sundance Film Festival.

Trailer

(The Maid) DIR. Sebastian SILVA

Raquel has served as the maid for the Valdes for over 23 years. When she suffers dizzy spells, the family hires additional maids to assist her. The fiercely territorial Raquel drives away maid after maid.