Official US Trailer for 'Diary of a Chambermaid' Starring Léa Seydoux
"To think that a cook, for example, has her masters' lives in her hands." Cohen Media Group has released this official trailer for the upcoming US opening of Benoît Jacquot's Diary of a Chambermaid, another adaptation of the well-known 1900 novel by Octave Mirbeau. This time, French actress Léa Seydoux plays Célestine, a "resentful young Parisian chambermaid". This premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last year and also stars Vincent Lindon, Clotilde Mollet and Hervé Pierre. The description states that the film captures a different feeling this time: "the sense of social stiflement, Célestine’'s humiliating submission to Madame's onerous terms of employment, Joseph's virulent anti-Semitism." If you're intrigued, take a look.
Léa Sedoux follows in the footsteps of Paulette Goddard & Jeanne Moreau as Célestine, a resentful young Parisian chambermaid who finds herself exiled to a position in the provinces where she immediately chafes against the noxious iron rules and pettiness of her high-handed bourgeois mistress (Clotilde Mollet), must rebuff the groping advances of Monsieur (Hervé Pierre), and reckon with her fascination with the earthy, brooding gardener Joseph (Vincent Lindon). Diary of a Chambermaid, originally titled Journal d'une femme de chambre, is directed by veteran French filmmaker Benoît Jacquot, of The Beggars, Keep it Quiet, À Tout de Suite, Farewell My Queen, 3 Hearts and plenty of other films previously. The film is adapted from Octave Mirbeau's novel of the same name, and it first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2015. Jacquot's Diary of a Chambermaid arrives in US theaters starting on June 10th this year.