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.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
I like the French Downton Abbey, it's more fun.
Carpola on Apr 25, 2016
Lea Seydoux is so strange to me. Every time I see her in something or know she's gonna be in something, I think "Ugh, no." But every single time, I end up enjoying her performance.
Lar Rackell on Apr 25, 2016
She was a waste in Spectre. Worst Bond film ever. blah.
Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 27, 2016
Oh yes, an aroma of French cinema. And Lea Seydoux in it. Un delicatesse ...
shiboleth on Apr 26, 2016
I agree, shibboleth. And, God, I hate those kind of 'rich' folks...that fetch this and fetch that...and then 'on the double'...I'd never be able to abide in that kind of behavior. As an old actor I used to have to wait tables to pay the rent when first starting out...I got fired from so many of those jobs for challenging rude and demanding customers who tried to treat me as less than them...lol...and never regretted it a single time when losing my job because of them. Strange world when people like that are allowed to behave in that manner. Money talks and dignity and integrity walks...lol...
Guest on Apr 26, 2016
I think I understand you. I had hard time throughout my life. Not unique story, I understand that too. But it is living one and it always speaks for many others. Sometimes, at least. I must be honest, it was not always bad for me (which doesn't mean it couldn't be better). But I really am fully aware of harsh conditions when it comes to manners of people with power over others. In that respect, it is a sad world, world full of frustrated people with power (and probably nothing better on disposal when it comes to problems with 'weaker' ones - whatever that might mean). I also have, partly, the similar working history as you. I did a lot jobs and sometimes I lost them for my attitude to, let's say, people with higher 'rank'. Some told me, it was over my pride, but I considered those situations as some kind of abuse. I fully agree with you that one should not be sorry while defending one's dignity ... Anyway, generally, there's a long and unpleasant path for finding another way of treating people. But nowadays, as you rightly said, money mostly talks and everything else comes later. But I am also convinced that what goes around comes around. Societies have to work out their living conditions and money is not good enough to solve them ...
shiboleth on Apr 27, 2016
Well, as they say, pride goeth before the fall. It wasn't a matter of pride for me. I just have never allowed people to mistreat me. If not allowing that cost me my job I had no trouble with that. I am firmly of the belief that we have to 'teach' people how to treat us...otherwise they might have a tendency to take advantage. Look, it's the human condition. People are so frightened that they have to exercise power over others in order to feel bigger and stronger. It's been going on since the beginning of time. They just ain't allowed to do it with me...lol...
Guest on Apr 27, 2016
resting bitch face much?
JP on Apr 26, 2016
Lea seems so much better in her native tongue.
DAVIDPD on Apr 26, 2016
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