After years working as a devoted maid in an upper class Chilean house, Raquel can no longer care for the family alone. The seemingly happy home becomes the stage for her dirty tricks as she attempts to drive away anyone who threatens to take her place with darkly comedic and endearing results.
Winner of the Grand Prize at Sundance and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film, The Maid is a beautifully drawn and stunningly well-acted domestic drama—tense, and ultimately touching. With her magnificent lead performance, Catalina Saavedra conquered the festival circuit.
Gran película chilena, de las pocas que aborda historias simples con trasfondos sociales ocultos profundos, de un Chile en retirada, de gran sutileza, buena fotografía, excelente banda sonora y una protagonista que sostiene por sí sola y con excelente actuación la trama...
The camera lingers lovingly on each character's face, because truly, communication is so much more than words. There is no rushing here, every pause, every nuance of gesture is captured in detail, via great framing. A tale on the complexity of human character and human interaction, La Nana is sure to enthrall and inspire.