A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.
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To avoid a "subjective depiction" of the period, Alfonso Cuarón chose to shoot the bulk of the film in wide shots, slowing panning over a scene, taking everything in. See more
The aircraft reflected in the water at the beginning is an Airbus 340, which was released for commercial use in 1993. There is also a Boeing 767 seen landing near the martial art field which was launched in the early 80s. See more
We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.
The closing credits ends with a mantra from the Upanishads: "Shantih Shantih Shantih." This is also the closing line of the 1922 poem "The Waste Land" by T. S. Eliot. See more
La nave del olvido
Written by Dino Ramos
Performed by José José
Published by Warner Chappell Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Mexico, S.A. de C.V. See more