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Las Herederas

Please note that this event is now archived.
Fiction
Movies in English or with English subtitles

Sessions

Friday, 5 April 2019 | 15:00 La Maison du Cinéma

                                    Poster of Las Herederas

Silver Bear for Best Actress – Berlinale 2018
Alfred-Bauer Prize – Berlinale 2018
FIPRESCI Award – Berlinale 2018
Best film – Sydney Film Festival 2018

Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy, forging a fresh and invigorating new connection. Chela finally begins to break out of her shell and engage with the world, embarking on her own personal, intimate revolution.

*Pays de production : Paraguay, Allemagne, Brésil, Uruguay, Norvège, France

Director

Marcelo Martinessi

Screenplay

Marcelo Martinessi

Country

Paraguay, Germany, Brazil and Uruguay

Year

2017

Duration

1h37

Category

Fiction

Language

Spanish, subtitled in English

Cast

Ana Brun, Margarita Irún and Ana Ivanova

Production

Esquina Producoes Artisticas, La Babosa Cine, La Fábrica Nocturna, Mutante Cine, Norsk Filmproduksjon and Pandora Film Produktion

Distribution

Luxbox
View the trailer Press kit
About

Marcelo Martinessi

Studied communication at the Catholic University of Asunción and cinema at the London Film School. His short films that revolve around literature and memory have been shown at the Berlinale, Clermont Ferrand, Kinoforum among other festivals. He was executive director of the first public TV in his country from the beginning of the project in 2010 until the coup d’état of June 2012. Capturing his nation’s trauma during that political chaos he wrote and directed ‘La Voz Perdida’, Best Short Film at Venice Film Festival in 2016.

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