"The persistence of this theme of the masquerade in the film [La femme de l'hôtel], of woman as performer rent between an identity constructed by others, and a being which is lost and unnameable, inscribes a notion of feminine specificity as alienation, expropriation and schizophrenia."
-- Brenda Longfellow
Longfellow, Brenda. "The Search for voice: La femme de l'hôtel." In Dialogue : cinéma canadien et québécois = Dialogue: Canadian and Quebec Cinema, edited by Michael Dorland, Seth Feldman, and Pierre Véronneau. Montréal: Mediatexte Publications, 1987. [English / French] (p. 273)