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The Best Families

Directed by Javier Fuentes-León

Peru, Colombia | 99 minutes | 2020

Family can be a battlefield.

Luzmila and Peta are two sisters who come from modest means and work as housemaids for Alicia and Carmen, two aristocratic ladies of Peru. They are considered almost family by their employers, at least, that’s what it seems, but one day, as the city is taken over by violent protests, a birthday celebration brings both families together. A long-held secret involving both households—upstairs and downstairs—comes to light, forever bursting the bubble thst was their perfect aristocratic world.
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After graduating from the medical school university in Peru, Javier Fuentes-León studied film direction at CalArts. 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.
Type of Film Feature
Country of Origin Peru, Colombia
Year Film Was Completed 2020
Runtime 99 minutes
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Director Javier Fuentes-León
Written by Javier Fuentes-León
Producers Javier Fuentes-León, Michel Ruben
Cinematography Mauricio Vidal
Edited by Javier Fuentes-León
Music by Selma Mutal
Sound Design David Mantecón
Art Direction Susana Torres
Main Cast Tatiana Astengo, Grapa Paola, Gracia Olayo, Jely Reategui, Marco Zunino