The Heiresses

The Heiresses (Las Herederas)

Friday 23 Nov 2018 - 7:00pm

NI Premiere.

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.

'The Heiresses is the kind of story Hollywood doesn’t tell anymore; a 50-something woman daring to rekindle her lost spirit of discovery.' J.R. Kinnard, Seattle Times

'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.' Ed Potton, Times UK


THE HEIRESSES | Official UK Trailer [HD] - in cinemas now

Marcelo Martinessi
Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova
1hr 36mins