Friday, October 21, 2022
Please note: Open caption screenings of the film will play on 12/30 at 4pm, 12/41 at 1:30pm, 1/2 at 4pm, and 1/4 at 6:15pm. Audio descriptions also available.
Closed captions and audio descriptions are available with our capti-view devices for every screening.
Cannes Film Festival Winner – French Touch Prize of the Critics’ Week Jury
New York Film Critics Circle Winner – Best First Film
Top 10 Film of 2022 – Film Comment, Sight and Sound, A.O. Scott, IndieWire, Stephanie Zacharek, Alissa Wilkinson, Justin Chang, RogerEbert.com, Rolling Stone
British Independent Film Award Winner – Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music Supervision
Gotham Awards Winner – Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
In one of the most assured and spellbinding feature debuts in years, Scottish director Charlotte Wells has fashioned a textured memory piece inspired by her relationship with her dad, taking place over the course of a brooding weekend at a coastal resort in Turkey. The charismatic Paul Mescal and naturalistic newcomer Francesca Corio fully inhabit Calum and Sophie, a divorced father and his daughter often mistaken for brother and sister, who share a close and loving bond that creates an entire world unto itself. Wells employs an unusual and gorgeous aesthetic that brings us into the interior space of this parent and child, even as she judiciously withholds details, an approach that finally grants the film a singular emotional wallop. Aftersun reimagines the coming-of-age narrative as a poignant, ultimately ungraspable chimera, informed by the present as much as the past. Winner of the French Touch Prize of the Jury at this year’s Cannes Festival. An NYFF60 Main Slate selection. An A24 release.
Watch the NYFF60 Q&A and Talk below.