Sat Oct 22, 8:30 PM
Director: Charlotte Wells
98 minutes
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

Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand World Cinema
Language English
Director Charlotte Wells
Producer Adele Romanski, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak
Writer Charlotte Wells
Music Oliver Coates
Cast Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall
Festival Contact Kismet