The Heiresses


Winner of both the Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Actress and the prestigious Alfred Bauer Prize for opening new perspectives, writer/director Marcelo Martinessi’s stunning debut drama THE HEIRESSES is an immersive and emotionally compelling look into the lives of the privileged, through the tribulations of a hesitant woman in quiet crisis.

Asunción, Paraguay, 2013. Sixty-somethings Chela and Chiquita, both descendants of rich families, have been living together for more than thirty years, largely insulated from the troubles of the outside world. Times have changed though, and with debts mounting, the pair begins to sell off some precious heirlooms. Ultimately the financial situation proves untenable, and convicted of petty fraud for unpaid bills, Chiquita is sent to prison by a court order. Suddenly, the sheltered Chela must fend for herself. Swallowing her pride, she reluctantly begins working as a chauffeur for the other wealthy women of the neighbourhood. The changed circumstances lead her to, perhaps for the first time, contemplate her life and choices…


The Heiresses
  • Original Title
  • Las herederas
  • Cast
  • Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova
  • Director
  • Marcelo Martinessi
  • Genre
  • Drama
  • Classification
  • M, 98 mins
  • Country of Origin
  • Paraguay | France | Germany | Norway | Brazil | Uruguay | Italy
  • Audio Language
  • Spanish
  • Special Note
  • This Movie is subtitled

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