The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid
  • 2018
  • Mexico / US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lila Avilés
  • Cast: Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sanchez
  • Language: Spanish

Eve (Cartol) is a diligent chambermaid in a Mexico City hotel, clearing away the mess left by people who belong to a different world. Rigorously unsentimental and deliberately paced but engaging story of a young single mother making her place in the world, marking Avilés as a talent to watch.

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The Chambermaid

22 Jul 20193 stars

A Mexico City maid is at the centre of Lila Avilés's rigorously unsentimental debut

Lila Avilés's feature debut The Chambermaid (La Camarista) gives a voice to a member of the large invisible army who make society function. Using a muted, semi-documentary style, she follows the grinding daily routine of Mexico City maid Eve (a…

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