Aftersun

Directed by Charlotte Wells
Country:
United Kingdom, USA
Year:
2022
Certificate:
15A

“Aftersun is a triumph, both a rich sensory experience and impossibly sad. It’s also one of the best debuts to play at the Cannes Film Festival in years, selected in the Critic’s Week sidebar, where it won the jury prize.” The Film Stage

11-year-old Sophie and her father Calum travel to a holiday resort in Turkey for a relaxing sunshine break. As they lounge by the pool and explore the tourist sights, they record their trip on a camcorder.

Twenty years later, an adult Sophie looks back on the holiday and her relationship with her father - both the fond memories and the things that have been lost forever.

This extraordinary debut feature from Scottish writer/director Charlotte Wells is an achingly tender portrait of a father-daughter relationship. Driven by magnificent performances from young Frankie Corio and Ireland’s own Paul Mescal, Aftersun dives deep and unearths the unspoken emotional truths that exceedingly few films manage to capture. 


PREVIOUSLY SCREENED AT:

Clonakilty Film Club

Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny

Sligo Film Society