Directed by Lila Avilés
In her feature debut, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous work day of Eve (Gabriela Cartol), a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, into a beautifully observed film of rich detail. Set entirely in this alienating environment, with extended scenes taking place in the guest rooms, hallways, and cleaning facilities, this minimalist yet sumptuous movie brings to the fore Eve’s hopes, dreams, and desires. As with Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA, set in the same city, The Chambermaid salutes the invisible women caretakers who are the hard-working backbone of society. – New Directors/New Films
"Critic’s Pick! Quietly stunning. After you’ve seen it, the world looks different."
"It may feel less epic in scale [than ROMA], but THE CHAMBERMAID is just as emotionally potent and perhaps even more successful at questioning the power dynamics of a workplace that has lost its sense of compassion."
"Extremely moving. Quietly pulses with life. Brought to life with bristling sensitivity and dormant rage by Mexican actress Gabriela Cartol."
"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."
"Funny and playful... 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."
“Sublime. Moments of beauty, tenderness and freedom… provide flickers of humanity that feel almost miraculous.”
"Winningly grounded. A compassionate tribute to Mexico’s anonymous laboring classes."
"Formally confident and technically polished. Avilés is an exciting find."
“Newcomer Cartol is a revelation. There’s an inner light bursting to break free.”
“A truly astonishing gem.”
Best First Feature – Ariel Awards (Mexico's Academy 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
Official Selection – New Directors/New Films
|Chelsea Theater||Chapel Hill||NC||1571371200October 18 - October 24, 2019|
|Aperture Cinema||Winston Salem||NC||1571025600October 14 - October 19, 2019|
|Academy of Music Theatre||Northampton||MA||1570939200October 13, 2019|
|Peoria Film Festival||Phoenix||AZ||1570766400October 11, 2019|
|Nickelodeon Theatre||Columbia||SC||1570593600October 9, 2019|
|Varsity Theatre Ashland||Ashland||OR||1570161600October 4 - October 10, 2019|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||1569643200September 28 - September 29, 2019|
|Detroit Film Theatre||Detroit||MI||1568347200September 13 - September 15, 2019|
|Jean Cocteau Cinema||Santa Fe||NM||1568347200September 13 - September 19, 2019|
|Ragtag Cinema||Columbia||MO||1568001600September 9 - September 12, 2019|
|Miami Dade College Tower Theater||Miami||FL||1567742400September 6 - September 12, 2019|
|Boedecker Theater @ Dairy Arts Center||Boulder||CO||1566964800August 28 - August 31, 2019|
|Grand Cinema Tacoma||Tacoma||WA||1566878400August 27, 2019|
|Visulite Cinema||Staunton||VA||1566792000August 26, 2019|
|Museum of Fine Arts, Houston||Houston||TX||1566014400August 17 - August 18, 2019|
|Rome Capitol Theater||Rome||NY||1565928000August 16 - August 22, 2019|
|Cincinnati World Cinema||Cincinnati||OH||1565841600August 15 - August 18, 2019|
|Roxy Hotel Cinema||New York||NY||1565755200August 14 - August 18, 2019|
|Gene Siskel Film Center||Chicago||IL||1565323200August 9 - August 15, 2019|
|The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center||Lincoln||NE||1565323200August 9 - August 15, 2019|
|Film Streams||Omaha||NE||1565323200August 9 - August 15, 2019|
|Civic Theatre||Allentown||PA||1564718400August 2 - August 8, 2019|
|Oxnard Film Society||Oxnard||CA||1564372800July 29, 2019|
|Bijou Art Cinemas (Eugene, OR)||Eugene||OR||1564113600Coming Soon|
|The Barnyard||Winthrop||WA||1564113600July 26 - August 1, 2019|
|Downtown Independent Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1563508800July 19 - July 25, 2019|
|Movies of Lake Worth||Lake Worth||FL||1563508800July 19, 2019|
|Riviera Theatre||Three Rivers||MI||1563508800July 19 - August 1, 2019|
|Movies of Delray||Delray Beach||FL||1563422400July 18, 2019|
|Belcourt Theatre||Nashville||TN||1563422400July 18 - July 21, 2019|
|Laemmle Royal Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1562299200July 5 - July 18, 2019|
|Laemmle Playhouse 7||Pasadena||CA||1562299200July 5 - July 14, 2019|
|Roxie Theater||San Francisco||CA||1562299200July 5 - July 17, 2019|
|Film Forum||New York||NY||1561521600June 26 - July 18, 2019|
RT' @gablescinema': Winner of the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and lensed by award-winning cinematographer Hélène Louvart (The Los…
Take a cinematic road trip across Iran from the comfort of your couch. 🚗 See critical fave HIT THE ROAD, now availa…' https://t.co/UxKTnbdDJP'
RT' @Carlos_Film': HIT THE ROAD 🇮🇷 Dir. Panah Panahi Interview:' https://t.co/Qhf1ylKQlS' Review by' @roxana_hadadi':' https://t.co/If1RGibvxY' On…
“Sharp and endearing. A warm and realistic comedy, with flashes of the fantastic. Introduces an exciting filmmaker…' https://t.co/VKQh8bhoGO'
“The clarity and ingenuity with which each spark of imagination is delivered is astounding… Panahi is every bit the…' https://t.co/0eNXnRLksc'
RT' @jimpenola': I saw #NeptuneFrost. The film is a (de)hypnotizing lullaby that activates as much as it entrances, wearing both its heart a…
'.@THR' names Panah Panahi's HIT THE ROAD one of the ten best films of the year so far! Now available on Digital.' https://t.co/sv7cCu1cku'
'.@nytimes' named it one of the best films of 2022 so far. See NEPTUNE FROST this weekend, only in theaters! 🛸…' https://t.co/Q21VN2xmUS'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.