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The Heiresses

 

 

Original title:
Las Herederas
Slovenian title:
Dedinji
Section:
PERSPECTIVES

Country, year:
Paraguay, Germany, Uruguay, Brasil, France, 2018
Length:
95

Directed by:
Marcelo Martinessi

Screenplay:
Marcelo Martinessi
Cinematography:
Luis Armando Arteaga
Music:
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Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Spanish
Voting code:
A*
Cast:
Ana Brun (Chela), Margarita Irún (Chiquita), Ana Ivanova (Angy), Nilda Gonzalez (Pati), María Martins (Pituca), Alicia Guerra (Carmela), Yverá Zayas (pevka)
Awards:
Berlinale 2018 (Best Actress, FIPRESCI Prize, Alfred Bauer Award), Seattle 2018, Sydney 2018 (Best Film)


DateHourLocation 
Thu, 8.11.2018 15:00 Linhart Hall
Tue, 13.11.2018 15:00 Kinodvor Cinema
Wed, 14.11.2018 19:15 Kosovel Hall

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Description:
A quiet masterpiece by a voice from the little-known Paraguayan cinema. By centring on a relationship between two middle-aged women, The Heiresses explores personal growth, ranging from paralysing apathy to optimistic awakening.

Chela and Chiquita have been a couple for a very long time. Extroverted Chiquita is responsible for managing their life together. Chela on the other hand is reluctant to leave the house, preferring to spend her days quietly in Chiquita's shadow. When running into financial difficulties, Chiquita is sent to prison for debt. Suddenly left on her own, Chela is forced to wake up from emotional slumber. She uses her old Daimler to provide a taxi service to wealthy older ladies. In her new role, she meets the young and life-affirming Angy. This encounter helps Chela rediscover her long-forgotten desires.

"I was interested in this generation of lesbian women around 60s/70s that grew up under all the oppression of dictatorship and have internalised the homophobia of the system. /…/ It was important for me to show that they are not militant and that they are not modern lesbian women fighting for their rights. They are from a society where they had to grow up with borrowed identities, trying to be themselves but also playing someone else because they weren't fully accepted by their own people." (Marcelo Martinessi)
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