The Chambermaid. 2018. Mexico. Directed by Lila Avilés. Spanish with English subtitles. 102 min.
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. 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. A Kino Lorber release. New York Premiere
Sunday, March 31,12:30 p.m.Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
Friday, March 29,8:45 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2