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Directed by Lila Avilés • 2018 • Mexico, United States
Starring Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sánchez, Agustina Quinci
In her masterful feature debut, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous workday 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 portrait brings to the fore Eve’s hopes, dreams, and desires. The result is a quietly engrossing tour de force of social observation that salutes the invisible women caretakers who are the hard-working backbone of society.