/the heiresses

Paraguay 2018 M 198 mins
director: Marcelo Martinessi

"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."  

Sandra Hall - Sydney Morning Herald

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Distributor:  Palace Films

This film will begin at 6.55pm in Cinema 1 and at 7.05pm in Cinema 2

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Ana Brun - Chela

Margarita Irun - Chiquita

Ana Ivanova - Angy

Nilda Gonzalez - Pati

María Martins - Pituca

Alicia Guerra - Carmela


Director - Marcelo Martinessi
Screenplay - Marcelo Martinessi
Producer - Marcelo Martinessi & Sebastián Peña Escobar
Co-producer - Hilda Berg, Agustina Chiarino, Fernando Epstein, Christoph Freidel, Júlia Murat, Marina Perales Xavier Rocher & Claudia Steffen
Line Producers - Ivana Urizar
Cinematography - Luis Armando Arteaga
Film Editing - Fernando Epstein
Production design - Carlo Spatuzza
Costume design - Tania Simbron

Filmed on location in Asunción, Paraguay

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/Marcelo Martinessi


born in 1973, Asunción, Paraguay

"These are people who have never struggled, so they never know how to cope with real life,   Chela’s journey of self-actualisation is, in many ways, representative of an entire strata of Paraguayan society."

Marcelo Martinessi