Directed by: Sebastian
Staring: Staring Catalina Saavedra, Mariana Loyola and Alejandro Goic
Winner of the best foreign film and best actress prizes at the Sundance Festival, Silva’s film centres on the household of a wealthy Chilean family. Their maid Raquel, wonderfully played by Catalina Saavedra, is tired of her repetitive job and is distant and grumpy.
The kind family try to ease her life by hiring younger assistants. Raquel is terrified that she will be usurped and uses a succession of antics to try to sabotage the new arrivals. One day however she meets her match… The Maid is part a dark comedy and, at part a psychological thriller at times hilarious and at others terrifying.