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Institute of Contemporary Arts
December 2022
A young girl lays against a young man in an arm cast, resting on a couch
Aftersun, dir. Charlotte Wells, United Kingdom 2022, 102 min., English, 12A

Winner of a wealth of awards on this year’s festival circuit, including the first ever French Touch Jury Prize for new filmmakers at Cannes, the debut feature from Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells explores a father–daughter relationship through the sepia-tinted prism of a single family holiday.

Back in the 1990s, 11-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) travels to a nondescript Turkish resort with her dad, Calum (Paul Mescal). Some 20-odd years on, the now thirtysomething Sophie (Celia Rowlson-Hall) finds herself looking back to this unremarkable yet treasured holiday, using her fading memories of it to piece together a picture of a father she only ever partly knew. Outstanding performances from the two leads – especially newcomer Corio, a remarkable discovery – highlight this rich, tender and beautiful first feature from a talent to both watch and cherish.
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03:00 pm
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Thu, 08 Dec 2022
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