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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Gabriela Cartol
  • Agustina Quinci
  • Teresa Sánchez

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Trivia

  • The film premiered at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018.
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Metacritic

90
Jun 26, 2019

Measured in its pacing but never stagnant, The Chambermaid quietly fleshes out Eve’s subconscious with actions rather than words.

Metacritic review by Carlos Aguilar
Carlos Aguilar
TheWrap
88
Jun 22, 2019

Like the metropolis that sprawls out far below the rooms she cleans, the film quietly pulses with life. And like Eve, we are left hoping she has a larger part to play in that world beyond smoothing blankets and folding toilet paper ends into perfect little triangles.

Oliver Jones
Observer
70
Jun 18, 2019

Its dispassionate approach toward the major injustices and minuscule triumphs that make up the life of its protagonist, superbly played by Gabriela Cartol, is always balanced by compassion, perhaps making it more effective than any impassioned rant.

Metacritic review by Jonathan Holland
Jonathan Holland
The Hollywood Reporter