SAT 20 OCT – ‘THE HEIRESSES’ (12A)

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card
BBFC INSIGHT moderate sex reference, infrequent strong language

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. 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.

‘A stunning central performance from Ana Brun’. THE LIST

‘An empathetic and assured debut from Marcelo Martinessi’. LITTLE WHITE LIES

‘This is definitely the best film about an ageing Paraguayan lesbian couple you’ll see this year. It’s also one of the best films of any sort you’ll see’. THE TIMES

‘A tickling, near-perfect tragicomedy from Paraguay. The nuances are so fine you could slip them between adjacent atoms’. FINANCIAL TIMES