As I captured this picture I was immediately transported to the Brazilian film “Domésticas” (Maids) by Fernando Meirelles, one of my favorite directors. Through the film Maids brings forth the normally invisible daily lives of group of domésticas. I recommend that you watch this film and all the other films by Fernando Meirelles. Here’s a teaser summary to get you interested in the film.
“Domésticas” is a funny, yet loving look at the daily lives of a group of Brazilian housemaids: their dreams, sorrows and joys. Based on a stage play, the movie has lots of monologues towards the watcher but, trust me, they’re never boring. The ensemble acting is very good.
This “little” film directed by Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”, “The Constant Gardener”) and Nando Olival, is witty and light-hearted enough to make you feel good for 1 ½ hour. It doesn’t try to show the housemaids as clowns, but as normal, decent human beings in their hard, overlooked profession. (source: IMDB)