THE BEST FAMILIES (LAS MEJORES FAMILIAS)

A birthday dinner hosted by two aristocratic families in Peru turns into all-out class warfare when long-hidden secrets rise to the surface.

99 min | Feature | THE BEST FAMILIES (LAS MEJORES FAMILIAS) | Spanish | Peru

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In Outfest alum Javier Fuentes-León’s (Undertow) biting upstairs-downstairs comedy, Luzmila and Peta are sisters who work as housemaids for next-door neighbors Alicia and Carmen, two aristocratic ladies of Peru. When both of the well-to-do women’s extended families gather for a birthday dinner, ex-lovers reunite, betrayals are revealed, and all sense of decorum vanishes as bitter warfare breaks out across the class divide. Expertly performed by a formidable ensemble, this barbed satire’s razor-tongued script reaches symphonic heights.

Director: Javier Fuentes-León

Writer: Javier Fuentes-León

Producer: Javier Fuentes-León, Delia García, Michel Ruben

Cast: Tatiana Astengo, Gabriela Velázquez, Gracia Olayo, Grapa Paola, Jely Reátegui, Sonia Seminario