MUBI, the theatrical distributor and global curated film streaming service is delighted to announce the theatrical release date for the UK and Ireland for Charlotte Wells’ highly anticipated Aftersun on 18 November 2022.
The feature debut of Wells, starring BAFTA Award-winning actor Paul Mescal (Normal People, The Lost Daughter) and 12-year-old Scottish actor Frankie Corio in her debut role, Aftersun received its World Premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the French Touch Jury Prize.
Aftersun explores how we may never truly understand the complex interior lives of the ones we love, juxtaposing a hopeful coming-of-age story with a poignant, intimate family portrait that leaves n indelible impression.
Eleven-year-old Sophie and her father, Calum, vacation at a Turkish beach resort in the late 1990s. They swim, play pool, and enjoy each other’s company; they’re partners in crime. Calum is the best version of himself when he is with Sophie. Sophie feels like anything is possible when Calum is around. When Sophie is on her own, she navigates new friendships and experiences. As they enjoy their time together, layers of melancholy and mystery ripple through Calum’s behavior. Twenty years later, the memories take on new meaning as Sophie tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.
The film was written and directed by Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells, who made three short films as a student in the MBA/MFA dual-degree program at NYU where she was supported by BAFTA New York and Los Angeles. Wells has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 Faces of Independent Film” and was a Fellow at the 2020 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs. AFTERSUN is her first feature.