The Chambermaid

Directed by Lila Avilés

Year: 2019
Running Time: 102
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Genres: Drama
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The Chambermaid

Cast
Gabriela Cartol
Teresa Sánchez

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Directed by Lila Avilés


A young maid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and budding friendships that nourish her newfound and determined dream for a better life.

Reviews

"Winningly grounded. A compassionate tribute to Mexico’s anonymous laboring classes."

"Formally confident and technically polished. Avilés is an exciting find."

"Possessed of a deadpan wit and downplayed humanistic warmth... and a poised lead performance by Gabriela Cartol. It will mark Avilés as a name to watch."

"Nuanced and natural, it has a quiet and modest power as it comments on the ironies of contemporary cities like Mexico City and their growing economic divide."



Awards

  • Winner: Best Film – Morelia Film Festival

  • Winner: Jury Prize – Marrakech Film Festival

  • Official Selection – San Sebastian Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Toronto Film Festival

  • Official Selection – AFI Fest

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