Twenty years after their last holiday at a fading vacation resort, Sophie reflects on the rare time spent with her loving and idealistic father, Calum. At 11 years old, as the world of adolescence creeps into Sophie’s view, Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Sophie’s recollections become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship; as she tries to reconcile with the father, she knew with the man she didn’t.
‘Oscar®- nominated ??Paul Mescal and newcomer Frankie Corio are unforgettable as a dad and daughter abroad in Charlotte Wells’s moving debut. Revealing the laughs, heartache and tenderness of a trip that means more with each passing moment, Aftersun captures a family snapshot of astonishing poignancy.’ – MUBI Take
Winner of the French Touch Jury Prize at the Cannes 2022 Critics’ Week and the Grand Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival.
UistFilm Presents a series of monthly film screenings, each last Saturday of the month at Talla Chàirinis. We’re delighted to be showing Aftersun.
We are introducing a Pay What You Decide ticket structure, where you simply choose which ticket price you would like to pay during booking. If you would like to show your support for independent cinema, you are also welcome to make donations after the screening.
UistFilm Programme: Upcoming Screenings
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June 3rd – Aftersun
June 24th – My Old School
February 25th – Heading West
March 25th – Winners
April 29th – This Changes Everything
Aftersun is the feature film debut of director and writer Charlotte Wells. Calling it “emotionally autobiographical”, Charlotte sought to delve into “a different period” in a relationship between a young parent and a daughter than what she explored in her 2015 debut short film Tuesday. That sense of mystery runs throughout this mesmerising feature, which, despite being set largely in the past, nonetheless feels peculiarly present.
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