Aftersun

Charlotte Wells, GB/US, 2022

Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall Rated 12 Run time 102 mins

This extraordinary debut by director Charlotte Wells tells the poignant story of a father-daughter relationship. Understated, deceptively simple, it shimmers with mystery and tragedy. Winner of 81 awards and nominated for 162 others, this is a brilliantly emotional and riveting coming-of-age drama in which we meet young, separated father Callum and his 11-year-old daughter Sophie on holiday together in Turkey in the late 1990’s. One of the most talked-about films of 2022.

96% – Rotten Tomatoes

7.7 / 10 – IMDB

“While Mescal and newcomer Corio forge a tight bond on screen – they even get mud baths, in what might be the cutest father-daughter moment this year – it’s the way Wells depicts conversations that really leaves the strongest impression”

“Aftersun may be small in scale, but it leaves a distinct and lasting impression. No question, it’s the best British movie this year.”

‘Aftersun’ review: Paul Mescal hits new heights in the best British movie this year – NME