Diary of a Chambermaid

Diary of a Chambermaid

Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1964 • France
Starring Jeanne Moreau, Michel Piccoli

This wicked adaptation of the Octave Mirbeau novel is classic Luis Buñuel. Jeanne Moreau is Celestine, a beautiful Parisian domestic who, upon arrival at her new job at an estate in provincial 1930s France, entrenches herself in sexual hypocrisy and scandal with her philandering employer (Buñuel regular Michel Piccoli). Filmed in luxurious black-and-white Franscope, DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID is a raw-edged tangle of fetishism and murder—and a scathing look at the burgeoning French fascism of the era.

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Diary of a Chambermaid
  • Diary of a Chambermaid

    Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1964 • France
    Starring Jeanne Moreau, Michel Piccoli

    This wicked adaptation of the Octave Mirbeau novel is classic Luis Buñuel. Jeanne Moreau is Celestine, a beautiful Parisian domestic who, upon arrival at her new job at an estate in provincial 1930s France, entrenc...

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  • Jean-Claude Carrière

    This video interview with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, who scripted all of Bunuel's later French films, was shot at his Paris home in the fall of 2000.