Thursday, March 3
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium 6:30pm
LA NANA (The Maid)
(a film by Sebastián Silva – 2009)
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As a boy, the Chilean filmmaker resented that his family’s maid had the right to boss him around, and fought against her authority in the home. Young Silva believed his rebellion would be without serious consequences, because she was “just the maid”. Later, he came to understand that “She’s more or less family.”
Growing up with a live-in domestic made Silva both conscious and curious about what such a person was doing in his house. He wrote his character, Raquel, as sort of a lost soul, who comes to live with a bourgeois family at a very young age. For 20 years she's been operating with the emotional intelligence of a teenager, and slowly going crazy. She has neither a social or sexual life.
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Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano
Spring 2011 Film Series
Globalization and Power through Latin America Cinema
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
As usual, we will give a short introduction of the film and after the presentation you are welcome to stay for a discussion.
Some films are adult in nature and may not be appropriate for young audiences.