37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Heiresses

The Heiresses FINAL Play Button

Chela and Chiquita, together for over thirty years, find their relationship tested by financial difficulties despite both coming from wealthy Paraguayan families. As their situation worsens, they begin selling off their inherited possessions to alleviate some of their troubles. Chiquita, however, is imprisoned for fraud proving their efforts to be in vain. Alone and still burdened by debt, Chela takes an offer from her older wealthy neighbor, Piqua, to drive her to her weekly card games. Soon, her driving business expands to include the young, flirty, and complex Angy with whom Chela instantly connects. Forced out of her comfort zone, Chela embarks on a long-awaited journey of independence and self-discovery. This film was selected as Paraguay’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.


Sunday, November 4


11:30 AM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Director: Marcelo Martinessi

Runtime: 96 min.

Year: 2018

Country: Paraguay

Language: Spanish

Featuring: Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova, Nilda Gonzalez, María Martins, Alicia Guerra