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LAS HEREDERAS /THE HEIRESSES (Paraguay)
December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Paraguay’s Official 2019 Academy Award Submission
Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. Recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality.
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.
Starring: Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Ana Ivanova
By: Marcelo Martinessi
Running Time: 95 min
Director & Screenwriter: Marcelo Martinessi
Producers: Sebastian Pena Escobar, Christoph Friedel, Fernando Epstein, Agustina Chiario, Julia Murat, Hilde Berg, Marina Perales, Xavier Roche
Screenplay: Marcelo Martinessi
Cinematographers: Luis Armando Arteaga
Editors: Fernando Epstein
Music: Fernando Henna
Awards: Berlin International Film Festival 2018 (Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize, Silver Bear for Best Actress, FIPRESCI International Critics Prize)