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The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019)



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Critic Consensus: Led by a standout performance from Ana Brun, The Heiresses takes a thoroughly compelling look at lives little explored by mainstream cinema.

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Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they 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.


Critic Reviews for The Heiresses (Las Herederas)

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (3)

"The Heiresses" is the kind of story Hollywood doesn't tell anymore; a 50-something woman daring to rekindle her lost spirit of discovery.

June 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Builds emotional involvement by infinitesimal degrees through its acute observation of characters and social context and its ultra-naturalistic performances.

February 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Using largely unknown actresses with practically no screen experience yet an extraordinarily canny understanding of character, the director-writer achieves a heightened degree of insight within the confines of a stripped-down production.

February 16, 2018 | Full Review…

This beautifully played-out drama is as much about the emergence of Paraguay after so long under dictatorship as about the middle-aged Chela, now emerging from the literal darkness of her shadowy home. Ana Brun is exceptional as Chela.

November 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In Ana Brun he's found someone that doesn't merely equal his skill but surpasses it.

October 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The film succeeds mostly in Martinessi's direction. His shadowy visual aesthetic compensates for the narrative's shortcomings by evoking an absorbing sense of melancholy.

October 4, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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