Sun Oct 23, 3:15 PM
Director: Charlotte Wells
United Kingdom
98 minutes
Unclassified 15+

A moving and deeply real drama about a father-daughter relationship.

The breakout hit of this year’s Cannes, Aftersun is a revelation. In the late nineties, Sophie (Frankie Corio), an eleven-year-old Scottish girl, is enjoying a summer holiday in a budget Turkish resort with her divorced dad, Calum (Paul Mescal). Told through her vivid memories and affecting home videos, we steadily understand we are watching with the mind’s eye of the adult Sophie, piecing together formative moments alongside a revised picture of her father and his flaws, strengths, and struggles. Genuinely nostalgic but without ostentation, this heart-breaking debut will be impossible to forget.
“*****…a rather amazing debut” (The Guardian)
“Thanks to Wells’ wonderfully human characters, astute direction, and stellar performances, Aftersun truly is about the little moments that seem insignificant at the time but become the precious stuff we treasure as adults” (Next Best Picture)
“An assured, aching, vibrant debut by Wells, Aftersun is a shattering remembrance of a father by his daughter.” (RogerEbert.com)

World Cinema Program presented by

Program Strand World Cinema
Language English
Director Charlotte Wells
Producer Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak, Adele Romanski, Amy Jackson
Cast Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall
Festival Contact Kismet
Genre Drama

Screens with: Reptile

Sun Oct 23, 3:15 PM
Director: Jordan Giusti
6 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Schoolboys eat lunch and hang out like any other day, until a violent game begins to elicit more primal behaviour.

Film Type Short
Program Strand Shorts Before Features
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language English
Director Jordan Giusti
Producer Chirs Luscri, Hayley Surgenor