COMPETITION

Lila Avilés

Mexico

Synopsis

Quiet, reserved, and almost painfully shy, Evelia travels for several hours each day to her job as a chambermaid at a luxury hotel in the city, where the well-to-do guests’ trivial, often hilarious requests bring the income gap into sharp focus. Hoping to make a better living, Evelia begins to attend classes in the hotel’s adult education program, her sights set on a promotion – an initiative that drives her to emerge from her shell. Relying at times on almost documentary-style camerawork, The Chambermaid follows Evelia about her days as she scrubs and plumps, tidies and polishes. The film’s quiet, reflective moments and underlying playful humor provide a sense of joy as this young woman discovers the first steps on the path to her future.

Country

Mexico, USA

Year

2018

Length

98 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

Spanish

Fiche technique

Director : Lila Avilés

Producer : Tatiana Graullera, Lila Avilés

Screenwriter : Lila Avilés, Juan Márquez

Cinematographer : Carlos F. Rossini

Editor : Omar Guzmán

Art Director : Vika Fleitas

Sound : Guido Berenblum

Interprétation

Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sánchez, Agustina Quinzi, Clementina Guadarrama

Contact

Production Company : Limerencia

International Sales : Alpha Violet