The Heiresses (Las Herederas) Reviews

March 11, 2020
[A] crafty debut feature.
September 20, 2019
A really well-acted character study.
May 23, 2019
It's a small story, but the points it makes about the corrosion wrought by class distinctions and the prejudices attached to them give it a dimension that will resonate wherever you happen to live.
March 29, 2019
Sorry, no backstory, no flashbacks. Just Brun's masterful performance as a mask that is starting to crack.
March 7, 2019
But if some questions remain unanswered, Brun's performance provides much of the clarity we need.
Top Critic
January 17, 2019
By the end of the film, the audience feels like it knows his heroine at almost precisely the same time she has gotten to know herself. It's a minor kind of magic.
January 17, 2019
It's a quiet, slow burn but one that stays with you.
January 16, 2019
It is in the unspoken where The Heiresses is its most powerful.
January 15, 2019
"The Heiresses" almost subliminally alerts you to complexities of sexuality and status that many films would prefer to simplify. It also draws you into a social milieu that is both highly specific and intuitively accessible.
January 14, 2019
The entire movie feels muddled, especially in its effort to fashion a gets-her-groove-back narrative from financial ruin.
August 10, 2018
This is definitely the best film about an ageing Paraguayan lesbian couple you'll see this year. It's also one of the best films of any sort you'll see, a haunting story with a rich sense of character and place.
August 9, 2018
Martinessi shrewdly combines subtlety, melancholy, satirical observation and candour about sex.
August 8, 2018
The Heiresses is a tickling, near-perfect tragicomedy from Paraguay. The nuances are so fine you could slip them between adjacent atoms.
August 8, 2018
An empathetic and assured debut from Marcelo Martinessi.
June 6, 2018
"The Heiresses" is the kind of story Hollywood doesn't tell anymore; a 50-something woman daring to rekindle her lost spirit of discovery.
February 17, 2018
Builds emotional involvement by infinitesimal degrees through its acute observation of characters and social context and its ultra-naturalistic performances.
February 16, 2018
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.