Two sisters inherit their mother’s job as a housemaid in the neighbouring palatial mansions of two aristocratic families. When the two families meet one day to celebrate, a long-hidden secret rises to the surface, blowing apart the serene, idyllic lives of the upper crust. Director Javier Fuentes-León plays out a truly Buñuelan plot on aristocratic soil, spicing it up with shocking twists and turns and topical queer themes. This suggestive account of the class divide entertains with its situational humour.
The Peruvian filmmaker successfully entered the international film festival circuit with his debut Undertow (2009) about the pitfalls of coming out in a conservative rural environment. The theme of scandalous secrets also plays out in the director's new film The Best Families, which has already enjoyed acclaim from audiences at festivals across the USA, Asia, and Europe.
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