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Aftersun

“A beautiful performance from Paul Mescal… one of the most gifted actors of his generation”

– The Telegraph

“A sharply moving exploration of the bond between parent and child”

–  Variety

30.03.23

Doors Open: 20:00
Show Starts: 20:30

The stunning debut from Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells, Aftersun juxtaposes a hopeful coming-of-age story with a poignant, intimate family portrait that leaves an indelible impression.

At a fading vacation resort in the late 1990s, 11-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (BAFTA winner Paul Mescal, Normal People). 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, in Charlotte Wells’ superb and searingly emotional debut film.

Aftersun is a heart-breaking portrait of parenthood with depression, specifically the perpetual pursuit of keeping that side of you from your child, for the sake of making lasting memories with them. A slow burner film with beautiful visuals and a lot to say about both love and loss.

Festivals & Awards:

Winner of the French Touch Jury Prize at the Cannes 2022 Critics’ Week and the Grand Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival.

Director: Charlotte Wells

Cast: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio

Theatrical Release Date: November 18

Film Runtime: 102mins

Feature BBFC Cert: 12A [infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, upsetting scenes]

Feature IFCO Cert:  15A [Use of strong bad language. Strong sexual reference]

Warnings: This film AFTERSUN contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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