A live-in maid, Raquel, has served the Valdés family for 23 years. Neither truly a member of the family nor simply a servant, she inhabits a precarious space somewhere in between. Threatened when her employers decide to bring in 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. 95 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
Winner of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema for Best Film and the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress.