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From The Distrib Films Collection
The Heiresses

A film by Marcelo Martinessi

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Coming to DVD in July 2019!

Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun), 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 (Ana Ivanova), 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.

“A finely-crafted, beautifully realized debut that exquisitely balances character study with shrewd commentary on class, desire, and the lingering privileges of Paraguay’s elite.” —Variety

“An acting prize for the mesmerising Ana Brun is not out of the question.” —Screen International

“There’s a poignant sense of renewal in progress.” The Hollywood Reporter

“A beautiful delicacy. And his actresses, Ana Brun in mind, are great.” —Le Figaro

” The dazzling debute of a Paraguayan (director)El Mundo

“Martinessi explores class and desire in impressive character Study” Ion Cinema

“it’s refreshing to find a film as serene as The Heiresses.” Little White Lies

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
Sydney Film Festival, Official competition – Sydney Film Prize (Best Film)
Lima Film Festival, Official competition – Best First Feature film & Best Actress (Ana Brun)

98 minutes / Color
Spanish / English subtitles
Release: 2019
Copyright: 2018

For individual consumers (home video)

This DVD is sold for private, home use only.

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This DVD is sold with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights.

Subject areas:
Distrib Films Collection, South America

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