A story about two older women from Paraguay's petty bourgeoisie. They are used to a decadent lifestyle, but when the inheritance disappears, they must find alternative sources of income - and not necessarily in legal ways.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Paraguay
Co production country:
Germany
Uruguay
Norway
Brazil
France
Release date (international):
2018-02-16
Production company:
La Babosa Cine
Executive producer:
Sebastián Peña Escobar
Producer:
Sebastián Peña Escobar
Marcelo Martinessi
Sales agent:
Luxbox

Director

  • Marcelo Martinessi

     Marcelo Martinessi

    Born in Asunción, Paraguay in 1973, he is a director and screenwriter. He studied communication in his hometown, followed by film at the London Film School. His short films, which revolve around literature and memory, have screened at festivals including the Berlinale and Clermont-Ferrand. He was executive director of his country’s first public television station from 2010 up to the coup d’état in 2012. His attempt at coming to terms with the ensuing political chaos gave rise to his short film La Voz Perdida (The Lost Voice), which won Best Short at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival.

    Filmography
    2009 Karai norte; Short Film 2011 Calle última; Short Film 2013La voz perdida (The Lost Voice); Short Film 2018 Las herederas (The Heiresses

    Marcelo Martinessi

Cast

Chela:
Ana Brun
Chiquita:
Margarita Irún
Angy:
Ana Ivanova
Pati:
Nilda Gonzalez

Festivals

2018:
Berlin International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Marcelo Martinessi
Screenplay:
Marcelo Martinessi
Cinematographer:
Luis Armando Arteaga
Editor:
Fernando Epstein
Sound Design:
Fernando Henna

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k

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