OCTOBER's screening is at Coast cafe, Worthing.
Date: TUESDAY 15th October
Doors : 7.30pm
The Chambermaid (2018) Director Lilia Aviles.
The Mexican actor-turned-director makes a terrifically assured feature debut: an eerily atmospheric, poignant, disquieting movie about 21st-century luxury and the invisible servant class required to maintain it. It is a film to put alongside Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, in that it’s about the emotional cost of submission.
Gabriela Cartol plays Eve, a twentysomething chambermaid in an upscaleMexico City hotel – a virtual city-state of five-star opulence. As she moves from room to room in her overalls and hairnet, her working day requires her to be in constant, tactile contact with the kind of sumptuousness that she could never dream of in her own life: creamy duvets on beds the size of aircraft carriers, exquisite pillows, marbled granite in the bathroom.
A quietly empathic film where Aviles cinematographer Carlos Rossini, gives Cartol the space and time to subtly own the film through beautifully tailored scenes of breath taking opulence with pathos, pain and humour.
Don't miss this patient and poignant look into an unseen world.
Watch the trailer here
*** @heavier things (the Guardian) said: 'This is brilliantly confident filmmaking' ***
***The Chambermaid was Mark Kermode's film of the week on opening on 26th July.***
***Ian Freer (Empire) ' a low-key but confident movie that shines a light on an invisible workforce with both compassion and simmering anger.'****
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