MUBI has release the official UK trailer and poster for Charlotte Wells’ highly anticipate feature debut, AFTERSUN, which will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 18 November 2022.

The film stars BAFTA Award-winner Paul Mescal and 13-year-old Scottish actor Frankie Corio in her debut role.

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. 

Twenty years later, Sophie’s tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t, in Charlotte Wells’ superb and searingly emotional debut film.

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.

Produced by PASTEL, Adele Romanski, Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak and Unified Theory, Amy Jackson. AFTERSUN was financed by BBC Film, BFI (awarding National Lottery funding) and Screen Scotland, in association with Tango. The film was developed with BBC Film. Executive Producers are Eva Yates for BBC Film, Lizzie Francke for BFI, Kieran Hannigan for Screen Scotland, Tim Headington and Lia Buman for Tango.

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