The Chambermaid (15)

the maid kneeling on the ground in front of an unmade bed

Avilés’ impressive debut is nuanced and Gabriela Cartol’s breakout performance brings charisma and warmth

Eve is a conscientious maid with a broad smile and kind demeanour. Punctual and enterprising, she records her day-to-day activities, from ensuring rooms are immaculately presented each morning and liaising with her colleagues and hotel maintenance staff to enrolling in the hotel’s adult education programme.

With its dry humour and sly observations about class, privilege and exploitation, The Chambermaid is a confident, compelling and deeply resonant piece of filmmaking.

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Mexico 2018 Dir Lila Avilés 102 min

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