The Heiresses

Las Herederas


Friday, Nov. 2 at 5:15pm
Monday, Nov. 5 at 2:10pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Chela and Chiquita — both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay — have been together for more than 30 years. Recently, however, their financial situation has worsened, and they are forced to begin selling off their inherited possessions. But 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. The Seattle Times writes: “‘The Heiresses’ is the kind of story Hollywood doesn’t tell anymore; a 50-something woman daring to rekindle her lost spirit of discovery…. Beautiful storytelling that imperceptibly builds toward painful yet life-affirming truths.”

97 min.

Directed by

Marcelo Martinessi



Film Category

International Spotlight Oscar® Submissions QFest LGBTQ Spotlight Spanish-Language Focus


Class Issues LGBTQ Women's Issues