October 19, 2019
Art house supplier Kino Lorber has set an Oct. 22 release date for The Chambermaid, a 2018 Mexican drama directed by Lila Avilés and starring Gabriela Cartol and Teresa Sánchez.
The film will be available on DVD only at a suggested retail price of $29.95.
Mexico’s official submission to the 2020 Academy Awards, The Chambermaid follows the monotonous life of Eve (Cartol), a young woman working in one of Mexico City’s posh hotels. Motivated to do better for herself and her four-year-old son, she enrolls in the hotel’s higher education program to help improve her life and move up the ranks.
The Chambermaid is set in the same city, and follows a similar theme, as Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, which received ten nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, winning for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography and Best Director.
The Chambermaid grossed over $80,000 domestically and another $79,000 internationally.