Luzmila and Peta are two sisters who inherit their mother’s job and work as housemaids for aristocratic families. The two sisters know how to cater to señoras and are so well versed in the children’s private lives they are almost considered a part of the family.., but maybe not to some. One day secrets are revealed as the families gather in celebration; soon the bubble of the serene and perfect aristocratic world are blown apart forever.
Amidst the pessimism surrounding the socioeconomic mobility ladder, The Best Families is an eerily empathic story that reflects a deepening social injustice in the form of humor and satire. It dissects the world we live in, the hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie, and the division among social hierarchies, the deep-rooted prejudice to show that there is a possibility of subversion through compassion. (Karen PARK)
After graduating from a medical school in Peru, Javier Fuentes-León studied film directing at CalArts, USA. His short Espacios (1997) and feature films Undertow (2009) and The Vanished Elephant (2014) were invited to and awarded at many film festivals including San Sebastian and Sundance. Fuentes-León was the principal director, co-writer, and executive producer of the first season of Netflix’s Wild District (2018).