Heiresses

Winner
Sebastiane Award ~ Best Film
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Nominee
Horizons Award
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Nominee
Cine Latino Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival
A vivid and affecting character study, anchored in Brun’s remarkably vivid and nuanced performance.

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The Heiresses

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

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

Director: Marcelo Martinessi
Writer: Marcelo Martinessi
Stars: Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, and Ana Ivanova
Genre
Drama, Women and Film
Runtime
97
Language
Spanish, Guarani
Director
Marcelo Martinessi
Cast
Ana Brun
Awards:
Winner, Sebastiane Award ~ Best Film, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Nominee, Horizons Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Nominee, Cine Latino Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Berlin International Film Festival
Winner, Alfred Bauer Award, Berlin International Film Festival
Winner, Silver Bear, Berlin International Film Festival
Nominee, Best First Feature Award, Berlin International Film Festival
Nominee, Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

e’ve all seen films about old people who experience a poignant and bittersweet late-life flowering. But not that many about a well-off lady in Paraguay whose love life starts to come into its own only after her gay lover is sent to jail. This excellent debut movie from writer-director Marcelo ...

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