14A(14A)

Synopsis

Spanish/Mixtec-language Drama. In early 1970s Mexico City, a pregnant maid (Yalitza Aparicio) turns to her employer (Marina de Tavira) for help, after her boyfriend (Jorge Antonio Guerrero) abandons her.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a civil unrest context – some blood, little detail
  • Prolonged, detailed portrayal of a medical procedure – trauma and distress
  • Infrequent male frontal and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in recreational and historical contexts

Thematic elements

  • Class, power, and gender
  • Labour and domesticity
  • Perspectives on motherhood

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for nudity and a portrayal of traumatic surgery

Classification date

December 11, 2018