Berlinale

THE HEIRESSES (LAS HEREDERAS)

Synopsis
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. 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.


World premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2018, Competition


Key festivals and awards:
Alfred Bauer Prize, Silver Bear for Best Actress (Ana Brun) and FIPRESCI Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2018; Best Director, FIPRESCI Award, Cartagena IFF 2018; Golden Athena, Athens IFF Paraguay’s Submission for the 91st Academy Awards 2018

PARAGUAY, 2018
Director: Marcelo Martinessi
Producers: La Babosa Cine (Paraguay), Pandora, Filmproduktion (Germany), Esquina Filmes (Brazil), Mutante Cine (Uruguay), Norks Film-produkjson (Norway)
German distributor: Grandfilm
World sales: Luxbox (France)
Theatrical release in Germany: November 29, 2018


Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2018
Funding amount: 10.000 €