normal people the new film by Paul Mescal After Sun has finally revealed its UK release date.
The film premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the French Touch Jury Prize, and it went on to earn a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Now, it has been confirmed that the film will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on friday november 18.
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The film’s synopsis reads: “11-year-old Sophie and her father, Calum, are on vacation at a Turkish seaside resort in the late 1990s. They swim, play pool and enjoy the company of the other ; they are partners in crime. Calum is the best version of himself when he’s with Sophie. Sophie feels like anything is possible when Calum is around.
“When Sophie is alone, she navigates new friendships and experiences. As they enjoy their time together, layers of melancholy and mystery ripple through Calum’s demeanor. Twenty years later, the memories take on a new meaning as Sophie tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t know.”
Mescal shares the screen with nine-year-old Scottish actress Frankie Corio, who plays Sophie.
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Charlotte Wells’ first feature film has been hailed by critics and audiences alike, with The envelope calling it “an exquisite revelation”, going on to say, “[Aftersun] is the kind of film that you don’t come out with the same person.”
Variety also praised the film, saying, “Charlotte Wells’ sultry and moving debut shows that no amount of pool time, fruity drinks and Macarena dancing can hold the past or the future to a halt. distance.”
With all these rave reviews, it looks like we should all be heading to the cinemas on November 18th!
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