Lila Avillés’ impressive debut looks at the working environment of a chambermaid in one of Mexico City’s most luxurious hotels. With a spare script and nuanced direction, Gabriela Carol’s breakout performance brings charisma and warmth to Eve, a conscientious maid with a broad smile and kind demeanour. With its dry humour and sly observations about class, privilege and exploitation, ‘The Chambermaid’ is a confident, compelling and deeply resonant piece of filmmaking.
★★★★ “A terrifically assured feature debut” - Peter Bradshaw’s Film of the Week, The Guardian
★★★★★ “This quiet profile of Mexico’s working class is close to perfect” - Tim Robey, The Telegraph