Distrib Films US announces the U.S. theatrical release of the Paraguayan Film THE HEIRESSES

Distrib Films US announces the much-anticipated U.S. theatrical release of Marcelo Martinessi’s acclaimed debut feature "The Heiresses (Las herederas)," Paraguay’s official submission in the foreign-language film category for the 91st Academy Awards®.

Winner of numerous international film awards, including two Silver Bears at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival, "The Heiresses" opens on January 16, 2019 at Film Forum in New York City, followed by other U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami.

A fascinating and subtle commentary on Paraguayan society, "The Heiresses" follows the stories of Chela and Chiquita, both of whom descended from wealthy families in Asunción, and have been together romantically for over 30 years. 

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.

Featuring outstanding performances (Ana Brun as Chela won the Best Actress prize in Berlin), "The Heiresses" puts Paraguay on the international cinematic map and announces Martinessi as an exciting talent to watch.

Opens On January 16, 2019 At Film Forum In New York City,
Followed By Other U.S. Cities Including Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami
Confirmed dates (more cities and dates TBA):
Opens January 16    Film Forum                                            New York, NY
January 18               Tower Cinema,                                       Miami, FL
Opens January 25    Gene Siskel Film Center                       Chicago, IL
January 29               Philadelphia Film Society                      Philadelphia, PA
Opens February 1    SIFF Film Center                                   Seattle, WA
February 1               SIE Film Center                                     Denver, CO
Opens March 8        Laemmle Royal                                     Los Angeles, CA
Opens March 14      Media Arts Center San Diego               San Diego, CA 
March 21                 Speed Art Museum                                Louisville, KY
April 6                      Detroit Institute of Art                             Detroit, MI
April 20                    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art   Hartford, CT