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Aftersun (2022)

Opens on January 27

Director: Charlotte Wells Run Time: 96 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Ayse Parlak, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Francesca Corio, Paul Mescal, Sally Messham

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Jury Prize winner at International Critics’ Week during the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

For his performance in Aftersun (2022), Paul Mescal received nominations for Best Actor at the 95th Academy Awards and Best Lead Performance at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards, where the film also received four additional nominations, including Best First Feature. Celebrate Awards Season at the Film Center! Learn more here.

At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum. As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Twenty years later, Sophie’s tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.

About the filmmaker:

Charlotte Wells is a Scottish filmmaker based in New York. She wrote and directed three short films as a student in the MBA/MFA dual-degree program at New York University where she was supported by the British Academy of Films and Television Arts (BAFTA) of New York and Los Angeles. She featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 list of “25 New Faces of Independent Film” and was a Fellow at the 2020 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs. Her debut feature film Aftersun premiered in Semaine de la Critique at Cannes in 2022.

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