The Heiresses

Avril Lehmann – The Heiresses

Luna returns to the family home where still lives her younger sister, Diana. Diana has been living alone in this large, dilapidated house since the death of their father.

Diploma project (2021) by Avril Lehmann

Professors
Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge
Award
BNP Double Clap Award / Rencontres du 7ème Art, Lausanne
Tag
fiction

Fiction / 15 min

Synopsis

Luna returns to the family house where still lives her sister, Diana. She has been living alone in this large, dilapidated house since the death of their father. If Luna left the house to free herself from the past, Diana, on the other hand, refuses to turn the page. No words can bring the sisters together. Therefore they decide to settle their dispute through a family tradition: a hunt. 

Comment

The starting point of the project was a desire to tell a story between two sisters. Having always worked with my own sister, this time I wanted to reflect on the dynamics of our relationship.

When the writing began, reality inevitably collided with the creation of the characters and the two protagonists bore a striking resemblance to my sister and me. So, after thinking long and hard about casting, I decided to challenge myself to play one of the two roles.

This experience allowed me to confront the characters from another angle than the one of director and to discover the rudiments of the actor’s work.

Awards

BNP Double Clap Award / Rencontres du 7ème art, Lausanne

 

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