The stunning debut from Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells, ‘Aftersun’ juxtaposes a hopeful coming-of-age story with a poignant, intimate family portrait that leaves an indelible impression. At a fading vacation resort in the late 1990s, 11-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (BAFTA winner Paul Mescal, ‘Normal People’). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood.

Festival History

French Touch Prize of the Jury, Toronto International Film Festival, BFI, London
Winner of the French Touch Jury Prize at the Cannes 2022 Critics’ Week

Cast And Credits

Director : Charlotte Wells
Producer : Adele Romanski, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak
Screenplay : Charlotte Wells
DOP : Gregory Oke
Editor : Blair McClendon
Cast : Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowison-Hall


Charlotte Wells

Charlotte Wells is a Scottish filmmaker based in New York. She wrote and directed three shorts in
the MBA/MFA dual-degree program at NYU. Wells has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s ‘25 Faces of
Independent Film’ and a Fellow at the 2020 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs. ‘Aftersun’ is her