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ARIZONA PREMIERE AHEAD OF
U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE
Saturday, March 30, 6:00pm
Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18
Tucson Cine Mexico 2019 Jaguar Award Winner for Outstanding Directorial Debut
IN PERSON: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND CINEMATOGRAPHER CARLOS ROSSINI
Mexico, 2018, 98 min.
Winner, Best Mexican Feature Film, Morelia International Film Festival 2018
Winner, Jury Prize, Marrakech International Film Festival 2018
Special Mention, Cine Latino Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019
Director: Lila Avilés
Writers: Lila Avilés, Juan Carlos Marquéz
Producers: Lila Avilés, Tatiana Graullera
Cinematography: Carlos Rossini
Cast: Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sánchez
In Spanish with English subtitles
A poignant and delicate class portrait, The Chambermaid follows Eve—played by the wonderful Gabriela Cartol (I Dream in Another Language)—a young chambermaid working in one of the most luxurious hotels in Mexico City, who confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and budding friendships that nourish her newfound and determined dream for a better life. Inspired by the filmmaker's own theater play of the same name—in turn inspired by Sophie Calle’s 1980 artistic project “The Hotel,” in which the French artist worked as a chambermaid in a Venice hotel—The Chambermaid is a standout among a thriving new generation of Mexican and Latin American women filmmakers. With impeccable cinematography, a near-documentary eye, and a humanistic gaze, the film signals director Lila Avilés as a talent to watch.
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