The maid

The maid

Original title: La nana
Production: Forastero; Diroriro; Tiburón Filmes; Punto Guion Punto Producciones
Country: Chile
Director: Sebastián Silva
Script: Sebastián Silva; Pedro Peirano
Photography: Sergio Armstrong
Music: Pedro Soubercaseaux
Cast: Catalina Saavedra; Claudia Celedón; Mariana Loyola; Andrea García-Huidobro; Alejandro Goic; Agustín Silva
Year: 2009
Duration: 96
Genre: Comedy
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Keywords: drama, dramatic comedy, comedia dramática
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When her mistress brings on another servant to help with the chores, a bitter and introverted maid wreaks havoc on the household.

 Co-production between Chile and Mexico.


NOTE: This movie may contain nudity scenes and strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.


Nominated for a Golden Globe 2010: Best Foreign Language Film

Nominated for a Silver Ariel, at the Ariel Awards, Mexico 2010: Best Latin-American Film

Winner of Best Actress Award, at the Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema 2009: Catalina Saavedra

Winner of 2 Awards, at the Cartagena Film Festival 2009: Critics Award for the Best Film; and, Golden India Catalina for the Best Actress (Catalina Saavedra)

Nominated for Golden India Catalina, at the Cartagena Film Festival 2009: Best Film

Nominated for the Chlotrudis Award 2010:  Best Actress (Catalina Saavedra)

Winner of a Talent Tape Award, and nominated for the Grand Prix, at the Fribourg International Film Festival 2009: Sebastián Silva

Winner of the Breakthrough Award: Catalina Saavedra, and, nominated for the Best Film, at the Gotham Awards 2009

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize, at the Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival 2009: Best Film

Winner of 2 Awards at the Havana Film Festival 2009: Best Actress (Catalina Saavedra), and, Grand Coral - Second Prize (Sebastián Silva)

Winner of 3 Awards, at the Huelva Latin American Film Festival 2009: Golden Colon for the Best Film; and, Silver Colon for Best Actress (Catalina Saavedra), and Best Director (Sebastián Silva)

Winner of Critics Award, and Elcine First Prize, at the Lima Latin American Film Festival 2009

Winner of 2 Awards at Lleida Latin-American Film Festival 2010: Best Actress (Catalina Saavedra), and, Best Film (Sebastián Silva)

Winner of 4 Awards at the Miami Film Festival 2009: Inspiration Award (Sebastián Silva); International Film Guide Inspiration Award (Sebastián Silva); Jordan Alexander Kressler Screenwriting Award (Sebastián Silva, Pedro Peirano); and, Special Mention for the Best Actress at the Ibero-American Competition (Catalina Saavedra)

Winner of the National Board of Review, USA 2009: Top Five Foreign Films

Winner of the Audience Award, at the Paris Cinema 2009: Best Feature Film

Winner of 2 Premios ACE 2010: Cinema - Best Actress (Catalina Saavedra); and, Cinema - Best Film

Winner of Best Actress, at the Santa Cruz Film Festival 2009: Catalina Saavedra

Winner of the Satellite Award 2009:  Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film; and Nominated for the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama (Catalina Saavedra)

Winner of 2 Awards at the Sundance Film Festival 2009: Grand Jury Prize World Cinema - Dramatic (Sebastián Silva); and, Special Jury Prize World Cinema - Dramatic (Catalina Saavedra) 

Winner of Best Female Performance, at the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema 2009: Catalina Saavedra

Winner of Best Performance, at the Transilvania International Film Festival 2009: Catalina Saavedra

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