the chambermaid
The Chambermaid / La camarista
Directed by Lila Avilés
Spanish w/ English subtitles

Viewer discretion advised; not recommended for minors / No apta para menores 

Feature film, 102 minutes

México, 2019


The monotonous workday of Eve, a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, is transformed 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.

La historia se centra en la jornada de trabajo de Eve, camarera en un lujoso hotel de la Ciudad de México. Esta película minimalista muestra las esperanzas, los sueños y los deseos de Eve. Al igual que con Roma de Alfonso Cuarón, ambientada en la misma ciudad, La camarista conmemora a las trabajadoras invisibles que son la columna vertebral trabajadora de la sociedad.