by Jim Ridley
on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 4:49 PM
Advance word is really strong on the dark-humored comedy-drama The Maid, opening this weekend at The Belcourt. A Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film, Chilean writer-director Sebastian Silva's first feature follows a long-suffering housemaid (Catalina Saavedra) who suspects her employers are trying to get rid of her. As they try out a succession of new maids, she wages psychological war on the newbies to protect her turf. We're not sure how the gorilla mask fits in, but hey, it seemed to work in Trading Places.
The movie's in Spanish with subtitles and will be playing for one week only. Check in if you see it over the weekend and let us know what you think.