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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Shot in sequence. This proved particularly useful for lead actress Yalitza Aparicio
who had never made a film before. See more
When the family arrives at Don Jose's there is a Harley Davidson motorcycle parked with the cars. The motorcycle has front disc brakes, which were not available on Harley Davidson's until 1973. 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
Himno Nacional Mexicano
Written by Francisco González Bocanegra and Jaime Nunó Roca See more