Danish review of Sirwiñakuy

A still from the movie Sirwiñakuy

The reviews and comments keep pouring in about Sirwiñakuy. Just last week, a prominent Danish D/s blogger wrote a great review in her blog, which you can Read here in English or Read here in Danish.

The Danish couple who contacted Amy Hesketh after seeing the movie (of which the blogger is one half), said some really wonderful things about the movie:

“On the odd click I found ‘Sirwiñakuy’ last night and decided to purchase and download it. My purpose was for my wife and I to take it in – in bed – as a pleasant conclusion to a 17 hour drive from Austria to Denmark. I feared I might fall asleep at some time during the 111 minutes. That never happened.

Here’s a quote from the sparing conversation we had while totally enjoying your movie:

Her: This is an A movie. Not a B!
Me: I agree. It’s an A+. …. I never said it was a B, I just said it was low budget.
Her: … fantastic ….

We were particularly taken by the intricate expressivity of Veronica Paintoux, particularly the facial expressions, signaling the struggle of temptation, urge and reservation.

It takes an excellent director, a great actress and a good eye behind the camera to bring this out in such detail. Come to think of it, another director who has that ability is our own (ie. Danish) Susanne Bier, who recently returned from Hollywood with an Oscar. The movie also reminded us of Lars von Trier’s work with dogma movies.

As I said: We were completely taken by the story, the acting, the directing … and we will definitely watch your movie anew and find new facets on every occasion – just as we have with the classic ‘Story of O’.”

They went on to say in another message:

“Your work is a sovereign example of someone having the guts to do what is right and true for them. Carl Th. Dreyer was criticized to death as Lars von Trier has been all along. I’m quite certain it escapes even Susanne Bier why she’s currently (commercially) one floor above you in the tower of film.

In our opinion you’re poised to become – you are – big. I think we most certainly ‘got it’ and the sensations you stirred with your work still linger with us. What more can anyone ask than to make a difference to someone. To give something to somebody. Not anybody but those appreciative and grateful somebodies. Eg. us.”

Sirwiñakuy is available on DVD HERE  and for Download HERE!



Sirwiñakuy, Now Available!

The DVD cover

The VermeerWorks Team is super-duper proud to present our newest release, Sirwiñakuy!

The wait is over, Amy Hesketh’s directorial debut is now available on DVD and for download!

In 2010, Sirwiñakuy played in Bolivian movie houses for 5 months and became the most polemic and controversial film in Bolivia.

Sirwiñakuy was an official selection at the CIneKink 2012 film festival, where it was received with aplomb by the New York audience. It also participated in festivals in Chicago and Las Vegas.


So don’t wait, download it or buy the DVD today!


Sirwiñakuy in the press

A still from the movie Sirwiñakuy

Some great comments and little reviews of Sirwiñakuy have been flooding in in the wake of the success of the international debut of Amy Hesketh’s first film.

Here are a couple for your amusement:

And our international premiere of Amy Hesketh’s Sirwiñakuy, also felt like a discovery, one which split our audience as much as it purportedly did in its originating Bolivia. One of our crew dismissed it as “a Bolivian 9 1/2 Weeks,” while another wrote on my Facebook page, “The director of Sirwiñakuy, Amy Hesketh is pretty much a visual genius and I hope someone ‘important’ sees her beautiful, soulful work. GREAT!” (I tend to fall in with the latter, though am also a fairly big fan of 9 1/2 Weeks, so would count that as a compliment also.) -Lisa Vandever

A still from the movie Sirwiñakuy

The full article can be read here in Filmmaker Magazine online!

Sirwiñakuy, by Amy Hesketh, an oddball modern take on an Aymara practice of “trial marriage” in which a bride is essentially kidnapped and “tested” by a prospective husband, was beautiful in a classic French film way—long silences, awkward moments, wan heroine and all. A truer S&M love story, along the same lines as Secretary, but with a much more artistic flair. – misslagsalot

The full article in Whack! Magazine can be read here!

Amy Hesketh is very pleased with the wonderful comments and the support she received at the festival. The download and DVD of the movie will be available soon right here at VermeerWorks!