The Chambermaid

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

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Runtime 102 Minutes
Release date 2019
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