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.
Did You Know?
According to Emmanuel Lubezki
, the scene blocking is very perpendicular to the lens (the actors move parallel to the camera and the shots are composed in Z axis rather than in X axis) to make the camera almost a consciousness revisiting the story, as though the camera knows something the actors don't. Alfonso Cuarón, on the other hand, counters this notion by stating that the position of camera is like "the ghost of the present that is visiting the past, without getting involved, just observing, not trying to make a judgment or commentary" and adds that "everything there would be the commentary itself". See more
At the martial arts training field. The shadows of the spectators jump 180 degrees between shots and continue to change direction throughout the scene. 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
Features La Grande Vadrouille
I Don't Know How to Love Him
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
and Tim Rice
Performed by Yvonne Elliman
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group
Courtesy of Universal Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V. See more