Thursday, June 4, 2009

SFF Day 2: The Maid

My second foray into the festival was the Latin American offering The
Maid from Chile.

The lead actress deserves her best actress award from Sundance. She
took the largely unsympathetic part and made her performance
compelling. My ambivalent feelings about the film are probably due to
a deliberate decision by the director/ writer to hide the character of
both the maid and the family, almost showing her to us through the
eyes of the family.

I think that lack of personal insight into any of the characters and
their motivations made me feel a little distant. Watchable yes,
unmissable - no.

1 comment:

LynS said...

Thanks Jodie. I like having my own personal film reviewer.