On sale to Members and Members Plus: Wednesday 1 August, 10am
A quietly unfurling masterpiece centred on the life of two women from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, as their lives unravel.
Both a piercing character study and a commentary on the Paraguayan class structure, The Heiresses follows Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Iru), two women from wealthy families whose financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. After being together for over 30 years, their precarious financial situation begins to impact both their way of life and their relationship.
Forced to face life on her own, Chela starts driving for the first time, providing a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. Encountering the much young Angy (Ana Ivanova), they forge a fresh and exhilarating connection – captured with a finely-crafted tenderness from debut director Marcelo Martinessi.
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Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.