Die Erbinnen

A film by Mar­ce­lo Mar­ti­nessi. In Spa­nish with ger­man subtitles.

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Che­la and Chi­qui­ta have been a cou­p­le for a very long time. Over the years they have beco­me adap­ted to a fixed allo­ca­ti­on of roles. Extro­ver­ted Chi­qui­ta is respon­si­ble for mana­ging their life tog­e­ther. Che­la on the other hand is reluc­tant to lea­ve the house, pre­fer­ring to spend the day at her easel. Finan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties for­ce them to sell some of their inheri­ted fur­ni­tu­re, each part of which is a beloved pie­ce of memo­ra­bi­lia. When Chi­qui­ta is sent to pri­son for debt, Che­la is sud­den­ly left on her own. She uses her old Daim­ler to pro­vi­de a taxi ser­vice to wealt­hy older ladies in the neigh­bour­hood. In her new role as chauf­feur, she meets one of the­se ladies’ daugh­ters – the young and life-affir­ming Angy. The encoun­ter lures the rather pas­si­ve Che­la out of her reser­ve and hel­ps her redis­co­ver her own desires.
Explo­ring the out­side world as ten­ta­tively and care­ful­ly as its heroi­ne, the film incre­a­singly trains its gaze on a social stra­ta that is stran­ge­ly cut-off from rea­li­ty and lives without a thought for tomor­row. Howe­ver, when Che­la visits her girl­friend in pri­son, a com­ple­te­ly dif­fe­rent pic­tu­re emer­ges of con­di­ti­ons in Paraguay.


Las here­de­ras
PY/UY/DE/BR/NO/FR 2018, 95 Min., span. OmU,
Regie: Mar­ce­lo Martinessi
Kame­ra: Luis Arman­do Arteaga
Schnitt: Fer­nan­do Epstein
mit: Ana Brun, Mar­ga­ri­ta Irún, Ana Ivanova


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