Official Trailer for Marcelo Martinessi’s THE HEIRESSES

Screening as part of this year’s GAZE International LGBT Film Festival at the Lighthouse Cinema on August 4th, Paraguayan filmmaker Marcelo Martinessi’s debut stars Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, and Ana Ivanova.

Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irún), 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 to sell off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality.

Channelling her unexpected new independence, Chela begins driving for the first time in years, providing a local taxi service to a group of wealthy elderly ladies. Settling into her new life, she encounters the younger Angy (Ana Ivanova) – forging a fresh new connection and embarking on her own intimate revolution.

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