The Heiresses (Las Herederas)


The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019)


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.


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Critic Reviews for The Heiresses (Las Herederas)

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (9)

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.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…
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It's a quiet, slow burn but one that stays with you.

Jan 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is in the unspoken where The Heiresses is its most powerful.

Jan 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

"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.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The entire movie feels muddled, especially in its effort to fashion a gets-her-groove-back narrative from financial ruin.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Martinessi shrewdly combines subtlety, melancholy, satirical observation and candour about sex.

Aug 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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