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THE BEST FAMILIES / LAS MEJORES FAMILIAS (2020)

Fiction | 99 min | Javier Fuentes-León | Peru, Colombia
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Film Info

Film Showtimes

Show Date

  • 2021-11-08

Show times

  • 8:00PM

Synopsis

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Luzmila and Peta are two sisters who come from a modest environment and work as housemaids for Alicia and Carmen, two aristocratic ladies of Peru. They are almost considered a part of the families or, at least, that’s what it seems… But one day, as the city is taken over by violent protests, a birthday celebration gathers all the members of both families together. A long-held secret involving both households — upstairs and downstairs — is suddenly revealed, blowing up the bubble of their perfect aristocratic world forever.

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Luzmila y Peta son dos hermanas que trabajan como criadas para Alicia y Carmen, dos señoras aristocráticas de Perú. Ellas son consideradas como parte de las familias o, al menos, eso es lo que parece… Pero un día, mientras la ciudad es tomada por violentas protestas, una celebración de cumpleaños reúne a todos los miembros de las familias. Un secreto guardado desde hace mucho tiempo por ambas – arriba y abajo – es, de repente, revelado explotando así la burbuja de su perfecto mundo aristocrático para siempre.

Festivals & Awards

  • Official Selection: Miami International Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Málaga Spanish Film Festival

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Film Director

After graduating from the medical school university in Peru, Javier Fuentes-León studied film direction in California at CalArts in Los Angeles. His short movie ESPACIOS won the Premio Nacional de Cortos of Peru in 1997. His first long feature film UNDERTOW premiered at San Sebastian in 2009 and won more that 50 awards, including the audience award in Sundance 2010. The film was nominated for the oyas and represented Peru in the 2011 Oscars. His second feature film THE VANISHED ELEPHANT premiered in Toronto Film Festival in 2014 and traveled through many festivals. Fuentes-León was the principal director, co-writter and executive producer of the first season of WILD DISTRICT, shot for Netflix’s Colombia.

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Javier Fuentes-Léon: Graduado en Medicina. Estudia Cine en el California Institute of the Arts de Los Ángeles. Su cortometraje Espacios gana el Premio Nacional de Cortometrajes de Perú. Contracorriente, su primer largometraje, se estrena en San Sebastián y obtiene más de cincuenta premios, incluido el Premio del Público en Sundance, y es nominado a los Goya y a los Oscar en 2011. El elefante desaparecido, su segundo largometraje, se estrena en Toronto y viaja a varios festivales. Es director principal, coguionista y productor de la primera temporada de Distrito salvaje de Netflix.

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