The Chambermaid (La camarista) Reviews

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November 9, 2019
Engrossing, and in a country where most hotels have chambermaids that look just like Evelia, occasionally moving and often troubling.
October 15, 2019
"The Chambermaid" is at its best and worst when focusing on the routines of hotel staff, though more so the former than the latter.
October 1, 2019
This is a very quiet and understated observational drama. It's not just quiet, but patient... It's also very compassionate.
September 29, 2019
director Lila Avilés shines a light on the life of a woman who crosses paths with many but is seen by few.
August 31, 2019
A wonderfully human portrait of life on the bottom rung.
August 21, 2019
Avilés challenges us to look beyond the uniform and pay close attention to the lives of workers cleaning up the wealthier's waste.
August 14, 2019
It's the sort of film that draws you in slowly, only to beautifully earn your attention with unexpectedly poignant moments throughout.
August 12, 2019
Truly remarkable. [Full review in Spanish]
August 8, 2019
The director's perspective, along with Carlos Rossini's eye (her cinematographer) make the lead Gabriela Cartol take over the camera and deliver a work at times delicate, hilarious and painful. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 7, 2019
The aim of La camarista is to undress with the lens the monotonous existence of those who work in invisibility despite the essentiality of their work. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 2, 2019
Constant details and symbols and even sparks of caustic humor are added up to consolidate a film that avoids the easy way out. The conclusion is simultaneously sad and liberating. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 1, 2019
The small details form the bulk of Lila Avilés style, with perfect recreations of different social classes - a rarity in Mexican cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 29, 2019
As not much happens, the film feels overlong, but it's made to a very high standard, revealing a world few moviegoers have experienced.
July 29, 2019
This is brilliantly confident film-making.
July 29, 2019
Studying its protagonist (Gabriela Cartol) as she performs typical work and gets the measure of certain colleagues, it has just enough of a story to give you a sense of her life and a desire to see her happy.
July 28, 2019
This character driven piece will keep you hooked from beginning to end. You may even learn some cleaning tips along the way, like using a broom handle to flatten down your sheets - I'd never thought of that!
July 27, 2019
It's a beautiful, melancholy film, and makes you begin to wonder if Karl Marx didn't have a point.
July 26, 2019
Avilés brings us startlingly close to that mundanity, and we walk away from the film with a greater knowledge of how our desires make us human, just as much as our struggles.
July 26, 2019
This wry, delicately austere debut from Mexican theatre director Lila Avilés goes one step further. To quote a famous TV sitcom line: "I don't speak maid." With Avilés's help, we're taught a new language.
July 26, 2019
No trace of the literary or theatrical remains in Avilés's long takes and snatched, blank dialogue. The picture wraps a whole world around us.
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