(Screen) First trailer for Tallinn world premiere ‘The Chambermaid’ (exclusive)
Screen can reveal the first trailer for writer-director Mariana Čengel Solčanská’s The Chambermaid, which world premieres at Black Nights Tallinn at the end of November.
The period drama is playing as part of Tallinn’s Critics’ Picks Competition.
Picture Tree International (PTI) announced last week it has acquired global sales rights to The Chambermaid, which is produced by Slovakia’s Bright Sight Pictures and the Czech Republic’s Cinemart TV Prague.
The film captures a period of social and political disruption around World War One and the collapse of the Austria-Hungary empire in Eastern Europe. These changes are paralleled by an unconventional love story, both ushering in a new era.
It tells the story of a teenage girl who arrives in Prague from a small Slovak town to serve as a maid in a wealthy family where she meets the daughter of a noble Austro-Hungarian family. Both girls find a soulmate in each other - and shyly discover their love for each other in a rigid society dominated by men and old conventions.