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  • Director

    Marcelo Martinessi

  • Starring

    Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Ana Ivanova

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    95 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language

    Spanish, Guaraní

  • Director of Photography: Luis Armando Artega

  • Editor: Fernando Epstein

  • Produced by: Sebastian Peña Escobar, Marcelo Martinessi

  • Production Designer: Carlo Spatuzza

  • Sound Production: Daniel Turini, Fernando Henna, Rafael Alvarez

Director Bio

Marcelo Martinessi

P&I - Director Bio

Marcelo Martinessi is a Paraguayan director and screenwriter. His short films have been shown at Berlinale, Clermont-Ferrand and Kinoforum among other festivals. He was executive director of the first public TV in Paraguay from 2010 until the coup d’état of June 2012. Capturing his nation’s trauma during that political chaos, he wrote and directed La Voz Perdida, Best Short Film at Venice Film Festival in 2016.


The Heiresses (Las herederas)


A classy and enthralling Paraguayan drama starring Ana Brun (winner of the Silver Bear for Best Actress at Berlin International Film Festival 2018) as Chela and Margarita Irun as Chiquita, two women descended from wealthy families who have lived together for more than 30 years. Their lives enter a state of flux when their financial situation worsens, and they start to sell off their inherited possessions. When Chiquita is imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. 

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