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THE HEIRESSES – (LAS HEREDERAS)

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Director: Marcelo Martinessi
Country: Paraguay
Year: 2018
Runtime: 95 minutes
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Chela and Chiquita have been a couple for a very long time. Over the years they have adapted to a fixed allocation of roles. Extroverted Chiquita is responsible for managing their life together. Chela, on the other hand, is reluctant to leave the house, preferring to spend the day at her easel. Financial difficulties force them to sell some of their inherited furniture, each piece a beloved article of memorabilia. When Chiquita is sent to prison for fraud, Chela is suddenly left on her own. She uses her old Daimler to provide a taxi service to wealthy older ladies in the neighborhood. In her new role as chauffeur, she meets one of these ladies’ daughters – the young and life-affirming Angy. The encounter lures the rather passive Chela out of her reserve and helps her rediscover her own desires. ~ Berlinale Film Festival

Principal Cast: Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova, Nilda Gonzalez, Maria Martins, Alicia Guerra

Writer: Marcelo Martinessi
Producer: Sebastian Pena Escobar, Marcelo Martinessi
Cinematographer: Luis Armando Artega
Editor: Fernando Epstein
Music: Fernando Henna

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