On November 27, our regular screening program 'Subtitled Tuesday' (with English subtitles included) will present the award-winning Paraguayan drama 'The Heiresses' directed by debut filmmaker Marcelo Martinessi. Screening starts at 8:30 p. m.
Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. As their financial situation worsens, they begin selling off their inheritance. When debts lead to Chiquita’s imprisonment, Chela is forced to face a new reality, alone. Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies and soon encounters much younger Angy with whom she forges a fresh new connection. She slowly begins to break out of her shell, embarking on her own personal, intimate journey. The film won four awards at Berlinale – two Silver Bears, FIPRESCI Award and Teddy Reader’s Award.