MUBI, the film distributor, production company and global streaming service, is delighted to announce a total of six nominations for the upcoming 2023 EE British Academy Film Awards.
Aftersun received four nominations including Outstanding British Film; Outstanding Debut by a British Writer for Charlotte Wells; Paul Mescal for Leading Actor and Casting for Lucy Pardee. Aftersun recently took home seven BIFA awards for Best British Independent Film, Best Director, The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Music Supervision. Wells also won Breakthrough Director for the film at the 2022 Gotham Awards.
“Floored to receive news of BAFTA nominations this morning. A year ago, snowed in the edit room, this was completely outside the realm of possibility; even fantasy. Thank you so much to the BAFTA members who voted to recognise the film and particularly the sublime work of Paul Mescal and our casting director Lucy Pardee. I can’t wait to celebrate with them on the red carpet.” – Charlotte Wells, writer & director of Aftersun
The BAFTA nominations also include Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave for Director and Film Not in the English Language. Decision to Leave has also been shortlisted for Best International Feature at the 95th Academy Awards®, and was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language at the Golden Globes, Best Foreign Language Film at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and Best International Film at the 2022 British Independent Film Awards and the Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Further information below on the nominated MUBI Releases and where you can watch in advance of the 2023 British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 19 February 2023:
At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum. Twenty years later, Sophie’s tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship.
Four BAFTA nominations for Outstanding British Film; Outstanding Debut by a British Writer; Leading Actor and Casting.
DECISION TO LEAVE
From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, he finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.
Two BAFTA nominations for Director and Film Not in the English Language.