FILM: Jueves de Cine presents LAS HEREDERAS/THE HEIRESSES (Paraguay, 2018) dir. Marcelo Martinessi
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. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality and begins to provide local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy. Chela finally begins to break out of her shell and engage with the world, embarking on her own personal, intimate revolution. This critically-acclaimed film has won numerous awards, including Best Actress, the Alfred Bauer and FIPRESCI prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Presented by the Center for Latin American Studies, this free and open to the public monthly series, features recently award-winning films in Latin American cinema.