Malvern French Film Centre 2018-2019 Season
October 21st 7:00 pm
One event on 21st October 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on 18th November 2018 at 2:30pm
One event on 13th January 2019 at 2:30pm
One event on 10th February 2019 at 2:30pm
One event on 14th April 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 19th May 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 16th June 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 16th March 2019 at 11:00am
One event on 9th December 2018 at 2:00pm
- This event has passed.
The Heiresses (12A)
September 11th 10:30 am
Set in the Paraguayan capital city of Asunción, Marcelo Martinessi’s The Heiresses follows an older woman’s journey of self-discovery as her partner is sent to jail.
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.
Running time: 1hr 38mins
Language: Spanish (with English subtitles)