Hiftu Quasem  Hannah Ord  Maryam Hamidi  Amir Rahimzadeh  Ikram Gilani  Nick Cheales  Carol Bryce

Produced By

Bita Shafipour  Chris Boyd

Written By

Bita Shafipou  Chris Boyd

Directed By

Bita Shafipour

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Last Night In Edinburgh



When two teen sisters discover that their family holiday abroad is really a plan by their parents to deliver them both into forced marriages, the girls flee home to find their own ways of remaining in Edinburgh, testing the limits of their bond and the resolve of the adults who control their futures.


We found this to be a very moving family drama, with a very powerful message, one that leaves an impression long after it has finished. Anchored by two very strong performances by the two young girls struggling to come to terms with their arranged marriages. Nice slow build, with powerful moments for each young girl as they take measures to ensure their freedom. Seems almost futile to try, but the spoon has an even bigger impact that what was initially thought. Great film from promising talent in front and behind the camera.