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.
Original title: Las Herederas English title: The Heiresses Country: Paraguay, Germany, Brazil, Uruguay, Norway, France Language: Spanish Production year: 2017 Length: 95' Sound: 5.1 Aspect ratio: 2.39 Frame rate: 24 fps
Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Ana Ivanova
Director: Marcelo Martinessi Screenwriters: Marcelo Martinessi Producers: Sebastian Pena Escobar, Christoph Friedel, Fernando Epstein, Agustina Chiario, Julia Murat, Hilde Berg, Marina Perales, Xavier Rocher Production Companies: La Babosa Cine, Pandora Film Produktion, Esquina Producoes Artisticas, Mutante Cine, Norsk Filmproduksjon , La Fábrica Nocturna World sales: Luxbox DOP: Luis Arteaga Editors: Fernando Epstein Sound: Rafaez Alvarez
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival
Official competition - Best Actress (Ana Brun), Alfred Bauer Prize, FIPRESCI Prize
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias
Official competition - Best Director (Marcelo Martinessi), FIPRESCI Best Film
Jeonju International Film Festival
Official competition - Grand Prize
Transilvania International Film Festival
Official competition - Transilvania Trophy for Best Film
Paraguayan, born in 1973 in Asunción (Paraguay)
Studied communication at the Catholic University of Asunción and cinema at the London Film School. His short films that revolve around literature and memory have been shown at the Berlinale, Clermont Ferrand, Kinoforum among other festivals. He was executive director of the first public TV in his country from the beginning of the project in 2010 until the coup d'état of June 2012. Capturing his nation’s trauma during that political chaos he wrote and directed 'La Voz Perdida', Best Short Film at Venice Film Festival in 2016.
2016, La Voz Perdida (Short Film)
2013, El Baldío (Short Film)
2011, Calle Última (Short Film)
2009, Karai Norte (Short Film)