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The Heiresses

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Marcelo Martinessi

Country: Brazil, France, Germany, Norway, Paraguay, Uruguay
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Las herederas

Running Time: 95min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Discovery Series, Jordan Ressler First Feature Film Award

After thirty years of being together, Chela and Chiquita’s financial hardships lead to their separation when Chiquita is convicted of fraud and imprisoned thereafter. As Chela reassembles her life without Chiquita, she meets the considerably younger and sensual Angy. This newfound relationship marks the beginning of a significant spiritual transformation for Chela, as she ventures out of obscurity and adopts a fresh outlook on life.

Winner of two Silver Bears from the Berlin Film Festival and the Transylvania Trophy, Martinessi’s debut feature film has been celebrated for it’s nuanced screenplay, social commentary and pitch perfect performance by Brun. This intimate depiction of one middle-aged woman’s reawakening proves that it is never too late to start over.


Paraguay’s entry for the 2019 Foreign-Language Academy Award



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Director: Marcelo Martinessi
Producer: Sebastian Pena Escobar, Marcelo Martinessi, Agustina Chiarino Voulminot, Fernando Epstein, Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen, Julia Murat, Hilde Berg, Marina Perales, Xavier Rocher
Screenwriter: Marcelo Martinessi
Executive Producer: Sebastian Peña Escobar, Marcelo Martinessi
Production Company: La Babosa Cine, Pandora Filmproduktions, Mutante Cine, Esquina Films, Norsk Filmprodukjson, La Fabrica Nocturna Productions

Cinematographer: Luis Armando Arteaga
Editor: Fernando Epstein

Cast: Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Ana Ivanova

Marcelo Martinessi

Martin Martinessi is a Paraguayan filmmaker. The Heiresses is his first feature film. He has also directed the short films "Karai norte" and "The Lost Voice". In 2018, Martinessi won the Grand Prize at the Jeoun Festival in South Korea.