A resonating, triumphant debut characterized by heartfelt performances (with shooting star Paul Mescal) and real beauty.
Sophie recalls the all-inclusive vacation she and her father spent in Turkey in the ’90s, when she was growing up. To her it’s an almost carefree time of youth, with a loving, teasing bond existing between the two of them, like siblings. Except that the father sometimes has mood swings and is not always diligent about his parenting duties.
Meet the director
Charlotte Wells is a Scottish filmmaker based in New York. She wrote and directed 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. Charlie has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 Faces of Independent Film” and was a Fellow at the 2020 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs. Aftersun is her first feature.