The Diary of a Chambermaid

Le journal d'une femme de chambre, feature film, crime-drama, France, Italy, 1964

DIRECTED BY: Luis Buñuel

The Diary of a Chambermaid

Jeanne Moreau (Céléstine),
Georges Géret (Joseph),
Daniel Ivernel (kapetan Mauger),
Françoise Lugagne (gđa. Monteil),
Muni (Marianne)

Luis Buńuel,
Jean-Claude Carriere (based on novel by Octave Mirbeau)

Roger Fellous

Louisette Hautecoeur,
Luis Buñuel

We follow the life story of the maid Céléstine. In the 1930s, she works at the Monteil family’s estate in the country. The family consists of Mr Rabour, with a fetish for shoes, his frigid daughter and her maid-chasing husband. Céléstine has to learn to cope with her new surroundings which also include Joseph, a fascist ranger who flirts with her and their neighbor, a retired officer who cannot stand Mr. Monteil.

b/w, 97'