Aftersun

12A

Aftersun

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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.

  • Starring: Paul Mescal, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Sally Messham, Ayse Parlak, Sophia Lamanova, Brooklyn Toulson, Spike Fearn, Harry Perdios

  • Director: Charlotte Wells

  • Writer: Charlotte Wells

  • Running Time: 102 minutes

  • Running Time: 102 minutes

  • Certificate: 12A

  • Language: English

  • Genre: Drama

  • Country: Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

"This mesmeric debut will make you want to stay suspended in its sun-baked setting with its two captivating lead characters for far longer than the runtime. A triumph of new British filmmaking."
★★★★★ Beth Webb, Empire Magazine

"Wells knows exactly what she’s doing, and her storytelling is as precise as it is piercing."
★★★★★ Mark Kermode, Observer

"For all that Aftersun can be described as gentle, contemplative and even beautiful, it’s also the kind of film that feels as if it’s teetering on the edge of a cliff."
★★★★★ Clarisse Loughrey, Independant

"A film that positively hums with atmosphere and glows with its maker’s promise."
★★★★★ Raphael Abraham, Financial Times

I had my top-five-movies-of-the-year list all sorted. Now - boom! - I’ve had to start from scratch. Damn you, Mescal, for being the cornerstone of something so beautiful.
★★★★★ Charlotte O'Sullivan, London Evening Standard

"Paul Mescal's film is a micro-masterclass in poignancy and heartbreak..."
★★★★★ Larushka Ivan - Zadeh, Metro

"Wells’s movie ripples and shimmers like a swimming pool of mystery; the way Wells captures mood and moment, never labouring the point or forcing the pace, reminded me of the young Lucrecia Martel."
★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian