The Chambermaid

Opens Sep 9, 2019

Sept. 9-12 Only!

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.

"Miraculous. Lila Avilés's quietly stunning debut feature is a work of closely observed workplace realism, but at times it achieves the strangeness and intensity of science fiction. After you've seen it, the world looks different." (AO Scott, The New York Times)