This wicked adaptation of the Octave Mirbeau novel is classic Luis BuÃ±uel. Jeanne Moreau is Celestine, a beautiful Parisian domestic who, upon arrival at her new job at an estate in provincial 1930s France, entrenches herself in sexual hypocrisy and scandal with her philandering employer (BuÃ±uel regular Michel Piccoli). Filmed in luxurious black-and-white Franscope, Diary of a Chambermaid is a raw-edged tangle of fetishism and murder-and a scathing look at the burgeoning French fascism of the era.
Video interview with screenwriter and longtime BuÃ±uel collaborator Jean-Claude CarriÃ¨re
Transcript of a late 1970s interview with director Luis Bunuel
Original theatrical trailer, narrated by Jeanne Moreau