The Heiresses
 
 

Directed by Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay 2018
95 mins. Spanish dialogue with English sub-titles

ANA BRUN: WINNER SILVER BEAR FOR BEST ACTRESS AT 2018 BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

 
Summary:
 
Chela and Chiquita, brought up in wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have lived together for over 30 years. Their financial situation has now worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned for fraud, 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.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"One of the best films of any sort you'll see, a haunting story with a rich sense of character and place."  (Ed Potton - The Times)