• Aftersun
  • Aftersun


by Charlotte Wells Feature Film Competition

It's almost as if Sophie can still feel the sun's rays of the Mediterranean coast on her skin. Twenty years ago, the now 30-year-old spent a vacation together with her father, Calum, at a hotel resort on the Turkish Riviera. Even after all this time, the impressions of that summer are still present: Relaxing by the pool, music from the Walkman, an affectionately teasing togetherness – but also unexpected mood swings. Unconsciously, Sophie fills the gaps between the video recordings made back then with real and imaginary memories. Director Charlotte Wells shows with images of sublime beauty how the present influences our memories. A tenderly stirring cinema experience.

About the director(s)

Charlotte Wells is a Scottish director living in New York. She wrote and shot several short films while studying at the Tisch School of the Arts. Her debut short film TUESDAY (2015) received two nominations for the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards. This was followed by LAPS (2017), which was shown at Sundance Film Festival, and BLUE CHRISTMAS (2017). AFTERSUN, her debut feature-length fiction film, had its world premiere as part of the "Semaine de la critique" during the Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography (selection): Aftersun (2022) | Blue Christmas (short film, 2017) | Laps (short film, 2017) | Tuesday (short film, 2015)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: UK, USA, 2022
  • Runtime: 102 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Charlotte Wells
  • Cast: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall
  • Screenplay: Charlotte Wells
  • Cinematography: Gregory Oke
  • Editor: Blair McClendon
  • Sound: Jovan Ajder
  • Music: Oliver Coates
  • Producers: Adele Romanski, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak
  • Production Companies: Unified Theory, Pastel
  • World Sales: Charades
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