Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964) is a French film directed by Luis Buñuel. It tells the story of a young woman, Célestine, who takes a job as a chambermaid in a rural French estate. The film is known for its exploration of sexual themes, as Célestine navigates her way through the various relationships she encounters.
The film opens with Célestine arriving at the estate, where she is immediately met with the advances of the estate’s owner, Monsieur Rabour. He attempts to seduce her, but she rebuffs his advances. This sets the tone for the rest of the film, as Célestine is constantly faced with the sexual advances of men.
The film also explores the power dynamics between men and women, as Célestine is often in a position of power over the men she encounters. She is able to manipulate them to her advantage, using her sexuality to her advantage.
The film also features a number of explicit sexual scenes, including a scene in which Célestine is forced to watch a pornographic film. This scene serves to highlight the power of sexuality, and how it can be used to manipulate and control people.
Overall, Diary of a Chambermaid is a powerful exploration of sexual themes and power dynamics. The film is a testament to Buñuel’s skill as a filmmaker, and its exploration of sexual themes is still relevant today.
Sex is implied; no nudity. Rape of servant by employer is implied. Young girl is found killed; it's implied she was molested/raped.