Cinema Releases - The Chambermaid
Eve is a conscientious maid with a broad smile and kind demeanour. Punctual and enterprising, paying close attention to the details that make a premier hotel so rewarding a stay, she hopes her impeccable professionalism will bring her promotion to Hotel Presidente’s exclusive penthouse floor. Long, laborious shifts prevent eve from caring for her child while she helps guests with their own children. 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, which will help her chances of promotion. When things don’t result as planned, eve transforms her lonely explorations and newfound courage into the necessary strength to face a life outside the glimmering tower.
Avilés’ impressive debut profits from a spare script and nuanced direction, while Gabriela Cartol’s breakout performance brings charisma and warmth to Eve. With its dry humour and sly observations about class, privilege and exploitation, The Chambermaid is a confident, compelling and deeply resonant piece of filmmaking.
World Premiere Toronto International Film Festival 2018 – Discovery
European Premiere San Sebastian International Film festival 2018 - New Directors Competition
Winner Marrakech International Film Festival - Prix du Jury
Winner Palm Springs International Film Festival - Cine Latino Award
Winner Portland International Film festival - Audience Award
Length 102 min
Original language Spanish