To the maid Raquel, Mr and Mrs Valdes are much more than just her employers. After twenty-three years working for them, she considers them her family. Raquel’s frequent migraine headaches convince Mrs Valdes to look for another maid to help her out. But Raquel doesn’t agree the plan and systematically boycotts all the housekeepers who are hired. When yet another maid quits, Mrs Valdes gives up on her plan. But Raquel’s headaches worsen and force her to take convalescent leave, during which time the Valdeses hire Lucy, a merry country woman who puts the whole family in a good mood. As soon as Raquel is back on her feet, she begins her personal battle against the new arrival, who reacts to her attacks with irony and kindness, treating Raquel with an affection that maybe nobody had ever shown her before. One day Lucy decides to quit the job and return to the country
Sebastián Silva (Santiago, Chile, 1979), after studying film in Chile, moved to Canada to specialize in animation. After a few exhibitions he moved to Hollywood for a short period, where he also played in a few rock bands. In 2007, he debuted in feature length films with La vida me mata, produced – like the rest of his filmography – by the company Fabula, owned by the brothers Juan de Dios and Pablo Larraín. It was followed by other movies, including The Maid (2009), Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and in competition at the Torino Film Festival; and the diptych Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013), Directing Award at Sundance, and Magic Magic (2013), both starring Michael Cera. The feature Nasty Baby, Teddy Award at the Berlinale, was presented at Torino Film Festival in 2015 in the section Festa Mobile.
La vida me mata (2007), La nana (Affetti & dispetti, 2009), Gatos viejos (Old Cats, 2010), The Boring Life of Jacqueline (10 ep., serie tv/tv series, 2012), Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013), Magic Magic (2013), Nasty Baby (2014), Tyrel (2018).
Sebastián Silva, Pedro Peirano
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Catalina Saavedra (Raquel), Claudia Celedón (Pilar), Alejandro Goic (Mundo), Andrea García-Huidobro (Camila), Mariana Loyola (Lucy), Agustín Silva (Lucas), Darok Orellana (Tomás), Sebastián La Rivera (Gabriel)
vendita all’estero/world sales