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US Premiere

DIRECTED BY Jorge Hernandez

Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: LOS HEREDEROS

Running Time: 75min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Lexus Ibero American Feature Film Competition

This arresting new film from Mexico is about the impunity of privilege—and a certain breakdown of the justice system.

The extraordinary, doe-eyed young actor Maximo Hallander plays Ricardo, nicknamed Coyo, a generally inconspicuous boy from an upper-middle-class neighborhood in Mexico City. His friends include Ruco, an arrogant young man whose father is involved in politics, and the far meeker Gerardo, who is more of a follower. The parents are barely around. The police are nowhere. The boys steal guns from their parents and play with them as if they are toys, holding up convenience stores and taquerías for kicks. But mindless mischief has a way of turning horrific, just as ostensible friends have a way of turning their backs on you as soon as trouble arises.

The Heirs chronicles a tragic loss of innocence. Created with improvisational techniques that give the film a vivid, viscerally alive texture, Jorge Hernandez imbues the film with grave moral concerns for the ways negligence, detachment and violence can bring childhood to a brutal premature end. The Heirs is simultaneously sobering and nerve-shattering. – Jaie Laplante


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Director: Jorge Hernandez
Producer: Michel Franco, Alex García
Screenwriter: Jorge Hernández Aldana, Gabriel Nuncio

Music: Diego Cevallos
Cinematographer: Chuy Chávez
Editor: Mariana Rodríguez, Jorge Hernández Aldana

Cast: Máximo Hollander, Sebastián Aguirre, Úrusula Pruneda, Rodrigo Mendoza, Germán Bracco, Tomás Manterola, Regina Soto, André Almeida

Jorge Hernandez

Jorge Hernandez was born in Venezuela and is currently based in Mexico. He studied film in Poland and made several short films there. His first feature, The Night Buffalo (2007), was an official selection at Sundance and San Sebastián. The Heirs (2015) is his second feature.