The ladies

13 minutes

Two bickering elderly sisters reveal tantalising glimpses of vivid lives

‘I understand she’s never feeling the same thing that I’m feeling,’ says Mimi of her sister Vali. Both in their 90s but still masters of their craft, the sisters run a small couture shop out of their cramped New York City apartment. In The Ladies, the Brooklyn-based filmmaker C A Voros captures the two fiercely different yet interdependent sisters in their workshop as memories of former flames, betrayals, regrets and lingering tensions between the pair come to light, unfolding layer by layer to reveal what holds them together – an abiding love for each other.

Director: C A Voros

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