Aftersun

At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (Paul Mescal). 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. (R, 1h 41m)

“An assured, aching, vibrant debut by Wells, “Aftersun” is a shattering remembrance of a father by his daughter.” – Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com

“The very subject of Wells’ feature is the gap between the sensory detail of a sun-drenched vacation and the unknowable interior lives of the characters. The result is a spellbinding duet by Mescal and Frankie Corio.” – Sheri Linden