A Film Hub South East presentation from the
Independent Cinema Office
Growing audiences for cultural cinema
All Tickets £6
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Spanish with English subtitles.
Director: Lila Avilés
Starring: Gabriela Cartol, Agustina Quinci, Teresa Sánchez
Former actor Lila Avilés’s striking debut feature, a nuanced observational drama, follows Eve a maid at a luxury hotel in Mexico City. Employing a quasi-documentary approach, Avilés’s camera accompanies Eve as she enters each indistinguishable hotel room, cleaning up another stranger’s anonymous yet intimate messes. As she makes friends, engages in a flirtation and works towards promotion, we become privy to her journey of self discovery,her desires, doubts and dreams. Alongside dry humour and thoughtful insights into matters of class, privilege and exploitation in the hotel, a microcosm of Mexican society,
The Chambermaid offers moments of beauty and tenderness that feel like glimmers of humanity.
A look at the working environment of a chambermaid in one of Mexico City's most luxurious hotels.
Watch the officlal trailer below.