Lo Que Se Hereda (It Runs in the Family)

A revelation about Oscar Torres, her unknown and once world-famous queer filmmaker cousin, sends Victoria down a path of self-discovery through reconstructions of his intimate memories of living in 1950s authoritarian Caribbean, as Victoria leads re-enactments of his unproduced screenplays with the family who erased him.


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Lo Que Se Hereda (It Runs in the Family) (2022)

Feature (84mins) Documentary


Dominican Republic




Victoria Linares Villegas


Fri 23 Sep 2022, 5.30pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

Sun 25 Sep 2022, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

T+T Premiere

Victoria Linares Villegas

Victoria Linares Villegas

Victoria Linares is a queer filmmaker based in the Dominican Republic. She studied film production at The New School. Her shorts have screened at New Orleans Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Shorts México and AMOR Festival Internacional de Cine LGBT+ which got her the Audience Award in 2019. Her latest short film ‘My Mother Resents Me’ won an Honorable Mention at Milwaukee Underground Film Festival and Best Short Doc jury prize at Bushwick Film Festival (2019). Her debut non fiction film It Runs in the Family’ has been an official selection at True/False, BFI Flare and other festivals.

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