The Heiresses

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The Heiresses (Las herederas)

Directed by Marcelo Martinessi

  • Paraguay, Germany, Brazil, Uruguay, Norway, France 2018; 97 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Drama
    • Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize, Silver Bear for Best Actress (Ana Brun), FIPRESCI Award, Teddy Readers' Award - Berlin IFF
    • Best Director, FIPRESCI Award - Cartagena IFF
    • Grand Prize - Jeonju IFF
    • Special Jury Mention, Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actress, Fourth Runner-up (Ana Brun) - Seattle IFF
    • Transilvania Trophy - Transilvania IFF
    • Paraguay's Submission for the 91st Academy Awards
    • Golden Athena Award for Best Film - Athens IFF
    • Bronze Star - El Gouna FF
    • Silver Gateway Award - Mumbai FF

Synopsis

Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality.

Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies.

As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy, forging a fresh and invigorating new connection. Chela finally begins to break out of her shell and engage with the world, embarking on her own personal, intimate revolution.

Production

  • LA BABOSA CINE

     

  • PANDORA FILM

     

  • ESQUINA PRODUCOES ARTISTICAS

     

  • MUTANTE CINE

     

  • NORSK FILMPRODUKSJON AS

     

  • LA FABRICA NOCTURNA

     

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