V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

NANA

V' 09

LA NANA

MAID, THE

Sebastian Silva
Chile, 2009
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

LA NANA

Sebastian Silva
Chile, 2009
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

Actors: 
Catalina Saavedra
Raquel
Mariana Loyola
Lucy
Claudia Celedón
Pilar
Alejandro Goic
Mundo
Andrea García-Huidobro
Camila
Screenplay: 
Sebastian Silva
Pedro Peirano
Sound: 
Roberto Espinoza
Ernesto Trujillo
Camera: 
Sergio Armstrong
Editor: 
Danielle Fillios
Decoration: 
Pablo Gonzalez
Costume: 
Francisca Roman

Production: 
Forastero Punto Guion Punto Producciones Tiburon Filmes
World Sales: 
Shoreline Entertainment 1875 Century Park East, Suite 600 Los Angeles, CA 90067, USA T +1 310 551 2060 info@shorelineentertainment.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

After 23 years, frumpy maid Raquel occupies a curious position, somewhere between a mere domestic and a member of the Valdes family she has so faithfully served. But she is also perpetually sullen, borderline antisocial and intensely territorial. Constant clashes with the eldest Valdes daughter, Camila, raise fears that Raquel is overworked, so more help is hired to assist her. Naturally this does not sit well with Raquel, who, feeling usurped, cooks up childish pranks and devious schemes to get rid of the interlopers. Eventually, she meets the spirited young assistant Lucy, who becomes the catalyst for Raquel's rediscovery of her self.
Astonishing in its intimacy, La nana wrings awkward humor from the alienated Raquel's mind games, but her evolution is touching. This remarkably astute film is not only a study of class division in the commonplace Latin American practice of domestic servitude, but also an engrossing character study of a singular individual. Unfolding almost entirely within the house's walls, Sebastian Silva's second feature achieves and sustains an impressive degree of claustrophobic momentum in scenes churning with passive-aggressive comedy, impeccably observed detail and emotional violence.
(Seattle Film Festival)

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