My first experience of Lius Buñuel

Jeanne Moreau

Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

At first, I thought the film was on the basis of a highly ironic title- Jeanne Moreau’s maid was given no real path of expression or individuality, overpowered by those above her in social ranking. But then it developed, a film microcosmic illustration of the deviancy of both the upper middle class and those lower, the servants. Servants discuss a national revolution that will result in the disappearance of lies and betrayal yet they uphold dishonesty in their own lives.

Upper/middle class frigidity, murder, rape, deception, poison, working class revolt.


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I love to write about film and comment on culture. Hopefully providing insight and interesting thoughts for fellow cultural itinerants.
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