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Aftersun

Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells’ directorial debut is a delicate and devastating portrayal of a father-daughter relationship that deepens over the course of a Turkish holiday. A nostalgic 90s soundtrack, sun-dappled cinematography and cleverly edited flash-forwards all work in service of its two phenomenal lead performances from Normal People’s Paul Mescal and newcomer Frankie Corio.

Directors

  • Charlotte Wells

Writers

  • Charlotte Wells

Cast

  • Paul Mescal
  • Frankie Corio

Synopsis

Sophie (Frankie Corio) is holidaying with her young father Calum (Paul Mescal) in Turkey for a week of sun, sea and karaoke; perfect fodder for Sophie’s camcorder diary. But glitches start to appear in the frame and Sophie suspects her father might not be coping as well as he makes out.