Chela and Chiquita live in Asunción, Paraguay. They are well-off, but after thirty good years together, they are strapped for cash and must sell of many of their belongings. When Chiquita is put in jailed accused of fraud, the reserved and shy Chela faces her new everyday by starting a taxi service for rich, elderly women. This brings her in touch with Angy, a much younger woman. The Heiresses is a quiet and beautiful film about strong women. Its depiction of lesbian love, in a country where gay relationships is still taboo, is a brave and important move. The film garnered multiple awards at this year’s [2018] Berlinale, including a Silver Bear for Best Actress for Ana Brun. A must see!

This text is from the Films from the South Festival, where the film had its Scandinavian Premiere.

Original title Las Herederas

Country Paraguay

Year 2018

Director Marcelo Martinessi

Producer Sebastián Peña Escobar & Marcelo Martinessi

Production Company La Babosa Cine

Norwegian co-producer Hilde Berg

Norwegian co-production company Norsk Filmproduksjon AS

Runtime 1h 38m

Language Spansk

Links IMDb