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The Heiresses

M Drama

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Synopsis

Winner Sydney Film Festival 2018 – Best Film

Winner Berlin Film Festival 2018 – Best Actress

Official Selection – 2019 Academy Awards

 

The Heiresses (Spanish: Las herederas) is a 2018 drama film directed by Marcelo Martinessi. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, where Ana Brun won the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and 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.

Release Date 23 May 2019
Running Time 1hr 48m
Rating M | Mature
Cast Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Ana Ivanova, Nilda Gonzalez
Director Marcelo Martinessi

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