Chambermaid Eve is one of the ‘invisible’ staff at an upmarket hotel in Mexico City. Behind the scenes of this huge glass skyscraper lies a disconcerting microcosm inhabited by toiling employees. Eve literally spends day and night there because she doesn’t have a shower at home. The film reveals all the hotel’s nooks and crannies; only the lives of the rich that play out in the rooms remain a mystery. Eve gets an inkling from the items the guests leave behind.
In her feature film debut, Lila Avilés manages to portray the experiences of a hardworking woman in Mexico City in a particularly moving, yet subtle manner. Avilés has a background in acting and this helps her get the most out of Gabriela Cartol as the quiet chambermaid. This charming, captivating drama about the chasm between rich and poor shows Eve attempting to escape poverty; easier said than done in this demanding, poorly paid job.