Original title: La camarista • Dir. Lila Avilès • Mexico • 2018 • 15
1hr 42min (subtitles)
Lila Avilès is the Mexican actor-turned director who makes a brilliantly assured debut feature with The Chambermaid: an eerily atmospheric, poignant, disquieting film about 21st century luxury and the invisible servant class required to maintain it. It’s a film to put against Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma in that it shows the emotional cost of submission.