This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director Charlotte Wells, who will be in conversation with IFFL's Festival Director, Gerry Maguire
Irish Film London is excited to present director Charlotte Wells thoughtful drama Aftersun as part of Irish Film Festival London 2022.
At a vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures the time she spends with her loving and idealistic father (Paul Mescal). Twenty years later, Sophie (Francesca Corio) reminisces about their last holiday together as she tries to come to terms with the man she didn't always know.
"This effortlessly relaxed debut by Charlotte Wells is a subtle and complex investigation of post-divorce parenthood, with a brilliant performance by young Francesca Corio" - The Guardian ★★★★★
Eleven-year-old Sophie (newcomer Frankie Corio) and her father, Calum (BAFTA winner Paul Mescal, Normal People), 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.