Rent The Heiresses (2018)

3.3 of 5 from 116 ratings
1h 34min
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Synopsis:
Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun), both descended from wealthy families in Asuncion, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened, and they begin to sell off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality as she begins to break out of her shell to explore a personal and intimate revolution...
Actors:
Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova, Nilda Gonzalez, María Martins, , Mecha Armele, Ana Banks, Beto Barsotti, Rossana Bellassai, Clotilde Cabral, Natalia Calcena, Raul Chamorro, Norma Codas, Regina Duarte, Lucky FarVill, Patty Gadea, Ines Guerrico, Marissa Monutti, Javier Villamayor
Directors:
Marcelo Martinessi
Producers:
Marcelo Martinessi, Sebastián Peña Escobar
Writers:
Marcelo Martinessi
Aka:
Las Herederas
Studio:
Thunderbird Releasing
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Paraguay, Drama
Awards:

2018 Berlinale Alfred-Bauer Prize

2018 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Actress

2018 Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
03/12/2018
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
Spanish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's Commentary
  • Short Film "La Voz Perdida" Directed by Marcelo Martinessi

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Reviews (2) of The Heiresses

A truly great film - The Heiresses review by TE

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30/01/2019

One of the best films I have seen in the last 10 years, a brilliantly evolving story that engages the viewer from the start and leaves us wanting more at the end.

The relationship at the heart of the film is sketched out in a few telling strokes, paving the way for the tenderly erotic re-awakening of life for Chela.

This is humane and truthful film-making at its very best.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Very slow and unconvincing - The Heiresses review by JR

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16/12/2018

This film has been garlanded with praise and awards, but apart from a few scenes (like the karoke one), I felt like shouting "Just get on with it!" The main actress has an expressionless face with permanently surprised eyebrows and a swollen top lip as if she had just been smacked on the mouth.

The plot is full of holes. Chela and Chiquita live in a run down but formerly grand old house in Asuncion. They have fallen on hard times and the first scene shows a wealthy-looking buyer inspecting their belongings. Chiquita is lively and engaging, but is soon sent to prison for fraud or a debt - we're not told which or why. Despite being totally skint, Chela remains in the house, waited on hand and foot - literally, by a very submissive maid. Chela is zombie-like and I thought she was suffering from dementia or on strong medication, but despite that (and not having a driver's license) she unaccountably becomes a de facto taxi driver for the rich old ladies of Asuncion. Through this, she meets a young woman who, rather unbelievably tries to get her to take up smoking and tries to seduce her. Meanwhile Chiquita seems to be having a whale of a time in the women's prison. There is a germ of a good film here, but this is not it.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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