October 16, 2009
Studio: Elephant Eye Films
Director: Sebastián Silva
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Sebastián Silva
Starring: Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedón, Alejandro Goic, Andrea Garcia-Huidobro, Mariana Loyola, Agustin Silva, Darok Orellana, Sebastián La Rivera
Official website: TheMaidmovie.com
Set in Santiago, Chile, "The Maid" is the story of Raquel (Catalina Saavedra) who has served as the live-in maid for the Valdes family for 23 years. Neither truly a member of the family nor simply a servant, she inhabits an undefined space somewhere in between. Threatened when the family decides to bring on extra help, she engages in a series of increasingly frantic acts to hold on to her position in this sharp comedic drama about family, class and self-discovery.