The Heiresses (Las Herederas) Reviews

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September 24, 2018
Aside from some great performances,The Heiresses transpires little more than a calligraphic application of a formula. [Full review in Spanish]
January 14, 2019
The entire movie feels muddled, especially in its effort to fashion a gets-her-groove-back narrative from financial ruin.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 12, 2018
This beautifully played-out drama is as much about the emergence of Paraguay after so long under dictatorship as about the middle-aged Chela, now emerging from the literal darkness of her shadowy home. Ana Brun is exceptional as Chela.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2018
In Ana Brun he's found someone that doesn't merely equal his skill but surpasses it.
December 19, 2018
Fortunately, this air of indetermination continues until the end, like a shadow that hides any sign of the body that projects it. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2018
It's a film with a small focus but it's intriguing, memorable and very powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2018
Brun's performance exists mostly in between her sparse bits of dialogue - her facial expressions direct the emotional core of any given scene, while her eyes seem to change color with particular moods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 20, 2018
... director Marcelo Martinessi achieves the perfect setting to criticize a society that clearly clings to the division of class, and to the censure of women... [Full review in Spanish]
December 13, 2018
The Heiresses combines the humor of his sharp social observations with the tenuous restlessness and the reborn sensuality that shakes inside Chela, suspended in a time when everything was easy, even love. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 8, 2018
An empathetic and assured debut from Marcelo Martinessi.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2018
With his debut film, Marcelo Martinessi paints an impressive image of Paraguay's upper class, trapped in their situation as the characters are in their social roles. [Full review in Spanish]
December 13, 2018
The Heiresses reflects a sincere and eloquent critical look at Paraguayan society. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 6, 2018
With Las Herederas, Paraguayan cinema also crosses a new threshold that raises the standard for a much more reflective and introspective type of cinema... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 13, 2018
The Heiresses (2018) suggests a lot without announcing it, and without a doubt the character of Chela (Ana Brun) is moved by this mechanism. [Full review in Spanish]
June 6, 2018
"The Heiresses" is the kind of story Hollywood doesn't tell anymore; a 50-something woman daring to rekindle her lost spirit of discovery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 11, 2018
In the details offered by the protagonists, are the small and delicious secrets of this movie. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2018
An uncomfortable film, provocative without low blows, and decidedly fascinating. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2018
Martinessi's frequent close-ups of Chela's face make her emotional ups and downs the driving force of The Heiresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 13, 2018
With a subtle narrative, built around glances, fragmented conversations and small details, [Director Marcelo] Martinessi shows Chela's vagaries... while portraying a social class. [Full review in Spanish]
August 14, 2018
Martinessi compassionately and without judgment, looks to coax his country from the safe but darkened doorway of the past, out into the sunshine of the present and the uncertain weather of the future.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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