Diary of a chambermaid is an adaptation of the novel of the same name, Octave Mirbeau’s about a beautiful young and ambitious, Celestine, who works as a maid for a wealthy couple in France. The events take place at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Lea Seydoux, in the role of Celestine, plays the young maid, courted and admired for its beauty, who has just been hired by rich Lanlaire family home near Paris. Celestine has to do with advances Lanlaire Mr. and Mrs. strictness Lanlaire the same time. Also here acquainted with Joseph, beloved gardener of the family, which feels a fascination dirty.
The film guide us through everyday life of a small and quiet village near Paris and decadent lives and the fate of the characters belonging to two opposing social groups.
The film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Berlin International Film Festival 2015.