Soon after the controversial and successful release of Sirwinakuy in July of 2010, Amy didn’t just rest on her laurels. She began to work on her second feature: Barbazul and she wanted Veronica Paintoux, the protagonist of Sirwinakuy, to play a leading role.
Amy had the intention of making her own version of Barbazul for some time. Having passed the test with Sirwinakuy, Amy decided that it was time to bring her dream to reality. Continue reading “Barbazul, Amy Hesketh’s Second Film”
Amy Hesketh takes the director’s chair for the third time to direct Jac Avila and Mila Joya in her new film Le Marquis de la Croix.
After her intense experience with Barbazul, Amy felt more daring this time. Continue reading “Le Marquis De La Croix – Amy’s Third Feature”
by Mike Haberfelner
Your film Sirwiñakuy – I know we have talked about this before [click here], but could you bring us up to speed, what is it about and what does the expression “Sirwiñakuy” actually mean?
“Sirwiñakuy” refers to an indigenous custom still practiced by some Aymaras in Bolivia, in which a man takes his potential wife, basically kidnapping her, to his house to live with him. It’s like a try-out. If they get along, she cooks and cleans well, she gets along with his family, they marry. If it doesn’t work out, she goes back to her house, more or less in shame. Continue reading “An Interview with Amy Hesketh, Director of Sirwiñakuy”
By Philippe Chouvel
Published in Sueurs Froides on August 7, 2014 (Translated from French)
Could Bolivia be the new haven of independent cinema? Given the output of Pachamama Films in recent years … there’s no doubt.
Continue reading “Review of Barbazul “