In the world of upper class living it's easy to take for granted the people who serve you and that is exactly what Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Silva's new film, The Maid, opening in limited release on October 16th, is all about. The film takes a hard look at the class system in Chili and asks some difficult questions but it's the movie's tag-line that says it all, "She's more or less family." We had the chance to speak with director Sebastian Silva about his thoughtful and moving new film. To watch our exclusive interview click on the video clip below.
Set in Santiago, Chile, The Maid is the story of Raquel (Catalina Saavedra in a bold performance,) who has served as the live-in maid for the Valdes family for 23 years. Neither truly a member of the family nor simply a servant, she inhabits an undefined space somewhere in between. Threatened when the family decides to bring on extra help, she engages in a series of increasingly frantic acts to hold on to her position in this sharp comedic drama about family, class and self-discovery. Starring Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedon, Alejandro Goic, Andrea Garcia-Huidobro and Mariana Loyola and directed by Sebastian Silva, The Maid opens in limited release on October 16th.