THE CHAMBERMAID

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New Mexican Drama

From Director Lila Avilés

Starring Gabriela Cartol

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Platino Xcaret Awards

for Ibero-American Cinema

Winner for Best First Work!

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About the Film

THE CHAMBERMAID
(LA CAMARISTA)
2019, Kino Lorber, 102 min, Mexico, Dir: Lila Avilés

Eve (Gabriela Cartol) is a young chambermaid working in one of the most luxurious hotels in Mexico City, an exclusive glass tower inhabited by guests so wealthy she can only imagine their lives through intimate fantasies of the belongings they’ve left behind. Believing her situation will improve if she gets promoted to work at the executive-level suites, she accepts a grueling schedule and enrolls in the hotel’s adult education program. A budding friendship with her coworker and an awkward, silent flirtation with an inaccessible window-washer prod her toward much-needed bravery. But when things don’t go as planned, Eve transforms her lonely explorations and newfound courage into the necessary strength to face a life outside the glimmering tower. Winner for “Best First Work” at the Platino Xcaret Awards for Ibero-American Cinema. In Spanish and French with English subtitles.

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About the Ibero-American Series

Spanish-language film has long been a staple of the American Cinematheque’s programming and this year we are pleased to extend it online with virtual screenings of nominees for the Platino Xcaret Awards for Ibero-American Cinema – the global awards of the audio-visual industry for the 23 Ibero-American countries. Its mission since the inaugural edition in 2014 is to provide greater visibility for Ibero-American cinema and talent around the world and to give these films the distribution they deserve at an international level. Our series spotlights several 2020 Best Picture and Best First Feature nominees. The winners of the VII Edition of the Platino Xcaret Awards will be announced on Monday June 29th, at 8 AM PST, via the Premios Platino YouTube channel.

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