Baby Pictures: Aftersun

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BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmBaby Pictures: Aftersun

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Director(s)Charlotte Wells
Writer(s)Charlotte Wells
CountryUK, USA
Running Time1HR 41MINS
SeasonBaby Pictures
Audio AccessibleClosed CaptioningThis screening will be captioned.

The first film of our new Baby Pictures strand for carers and babies is 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.

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.

Winner of the French Touch Jury Prize at the Cannes 2022 Critics’ Week.

Contains sequences of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Baby Pictures 

Baby Pictures is open to carers and little ones of twelve months and under. As everyone in the cinema is a parent or carer, there’s no need to worry if it gets a little noisy. Everyone understands. Customers not accompanying a baby will be turned away.

The lights are turned up a little bit and the sound is a little softer to create a peaceful environment for you and the baby. It’s just for carers (Mum, Dad, Granny, Granda, whoever it is it looking after the tot) and babies. Up to two adults can come with a baby. Please note: we cannot allow babies over the age of 12 months to come to Baby Pictures.  

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