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”
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”
The following review of Sirwiñakuy was published on January 19th, 2014 in the Beverly Hills Outlook
FROM THE VAULT
REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER
What is most significant about this remarkable film from 2010 is how completely director Amy Hesketh absorbs and makes cinematic conventions her own, breaking them at will, such as her insertion of sped up footage though back streets to bridge scenes, as opposed to standard editing practices. Continue reading “Sirwiñakuy – REVIEWED BY CHARLES LONBERGER”
From Amy Hesketh’s Blog
Another Fine Review of Sirwiñakuy!
(And some notes on cameras, and creativity)
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Yesterday, a positive review was published of my first film, Sirwiñakuy, in The Beverly Hills Outlook .
Continue reading “Another Fine Review of Sirwiñakuy!”
In July 22 of 2010 we released in Bolivia Amy Hesketh’s opera prima Sirwiñakuy.
Sirwiñakuy is the story of Luis, middle age, Bolivian, played by Jac Avila, and Anouk, French, young, beautiful, played by Veronica Paintoux. The couple meet at a charming cafe in the city of La Paz and not an hour has passed from the moment of their encounter when he takes her to move in with him.
Continue reading “Sirwiñakuy”