The Heiresses trailer: Award winning Paraguayan drama gets a UK trailer

The Heiresses (Las herederas) picked up not just one, but two Silver Bear Awards at this year's Berlin Film Festival. These were the Silver Bear for Best Actress for actress Ana Brun, and the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize. It's the début film from director Marcelo Martinessi and is also likely to be entered into the Oscars Foreign Film category for consideration next year. Watch the trailer for The Heiresses above to get a first look.

Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened, and they begin to sell off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead fo Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality as she begins to break out of her shell to explore a personal and intimate revolution...

Marcelo Martinessi directed and wrote the screenplay, with the cast featuring Ana Brun, Margarita Irun and Ana Ivanova.

The Heiresses arrives in UK cinemas on August 10th 2018.

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