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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Doméstica
English Title Housemaids
Director Gabriel Mascaro
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 75'
  • Dilma dos Santos Souza, Flávia Santos Silva, Helena Araújo, Lucimar Roza, Maria das Graças Almeida
  • G, E, S: Gabriel Mascaro
  • F: A. Santos Fahel, A.B. de Oliveira, J. Rodrigues Régis, J. Souza de Castro, L.F. Godinho,
  • P. Sachs Kindi, C. Carvalho Neto
  • P: Rachel Ellis
  • CP: Desvia
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A priori, the idea behind this documentary by Gabriel Mascaro could sound a bit too programmatic. However, the result is truly surprising. The director gave a camera to a series of teenagers so they would record their house-maids throughout a week. Through that device, a highly intimate portrait builds up about each maid in their work contexts, and it’s truly interesting to see how the relations of work and affection are established in each case.

The film is smartly edited, and this young director from Pernambuco takes on a great aesthetic and political challenge, working with much sensitivity and precision in both the absurd comedy scenes (there are plenty of those) and the ones featuring a high level of drama.

Doméstica features seven stories (six women and a man) that express a wide social spectrum in today’s Brazil. Through them, the film shows the particular aspects of that pact involving work and affection each family establishes with their domestic personnel. VB


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