La nana (The Maid) 2009


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The story of how a maid called Raquel, who has worked for over 20 years in one affluent Chilean Household, rediscovers herself. La Nana is a microcosm of Latin social hierarchy while also focusing on one woman’s journey to free herself from a mental servitude of her own making.

Curators' notes:

This film reveals a social context present in all South American countries, the relationship between families and their maids and the complexities that can arise from this. This film can be linked to Joaquín Sánchez’s Margarita in how these women suppress their dream-like aspirations because of their own mental servitude constructs. 

Directed by Sebastián Silva, Chile, 2009. Runtime 94 mins. R13 

Auditorium, lower ground level

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