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39 Ratings

The Chambermaid

La camarista

Directed by Lila Avilés
Mexico, 2018


Eve works long hours as a maid at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City. A single mother, Eve hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot on an executive floor. She enrolls in the hotel’s adult education program, but soon discovers that it’s not necessarily the most hard-working who get noticed.

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The Chambermaid Directed by Lila Avilés
“The Chambermaid,” 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.
June 25, 2019
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It’s coolly unsentimental to the point of being glacial, but possessed of a deadpan wit and downplayed humanistic warmth of its own.
September 25, 2018
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It’s rare to sit through a debut feature utterly captivated by the queasy tension between showing and telling, unsure you’re getting enough of the latter to tell where things are going, but Lila Avilés’ The Chambermaid is one such film.
September 11, 2018
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