The Heiresses

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 2, 2019
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: Distrib Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Hollywood Reporter - 02/16/2018
"[The drama] builds emotional involvement by infinitesimal degrees through its acute observation of characters and social context and its ultra-naturalistic performances."
Variety - 02/16/2018
"[T]he film exquisitely balances character study with shrewd commentary on the precarious hierarchy of class distinctions, the turbulent persistence of sexual desire and the lingering privileges of Paraguay’s elite."
A.V. Club - 01/14/2018
"First-time writer-director Marcelo Martinessi feels great compassion for Chela, and the film’s concern for her happiness is its driving force."
The Guardian - 08/09/2019
4 stars out of 5 -- "This excellent debut movie from writer-director Marcelo Martinessi, an award-winner at this year’s Berlin film festival, is a secret love story set among the complacent wealthy gerontocracy of the nation’s capital, Asunción."
New York Times - 01/15/2019
"THE HEIRESSES almost subliminally alerts you to complexities of sexuality and status that many films would prefer to simplify. It also draws you into a social milieu that is both highly specific and intuitively accessible."
RogerEbert.com - 01/16/2019
4 stars out of 4 -- "[U]nderneath the film's quiet is a heaving ocean of longing, restlessness, melancholy."

Product Description:

Paraguayan writer-director Marcelo Martinessi's first feature film is set in the intimate all-female universe of moneyed elites. Chela, a withdrawn painter, is forced to fend for herself after her partner Chiquita is jailed for bank fraud. As their prized possessions are sold off, Chela finds herself serving as a chauffeur to wealthy old ladies and slowly leaves her isolated existence behind.

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