Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre)

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD. That was a spooky week! Time to dial it back this evening with the intriguingly beautiful period drama, Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre, 2015). Lea Seydoux is enchanting as the embittered Célestine, a young chambermaid sent to work for the wealthy Lanlaire couple in Normandy.

You really feel for the lost and pitiful girl born into the servant's rank in turn of the 19th century France, but that doesn't mean her bold and resourceful spirit is not something to be desired and admired. 
Romance takes place in unexpected and mysterious ways, amidst borderline abuse from her employers. If nothing else, it's a lovely period to visit!
- Nicole Eicholtz