Charlotte Wells’ debut characteristic is ready to open the seventy fifth version of the Edinburgh Worldwide Movie Pageant (EIFF) following its heat reception at Cannes Critics’ Week earlier this 12 months. “Aftersun” received the brand new French Contact Prize of the Jury and was acquired by A24 out of the fest.
Penned by Wells, “Aftersun” tells the story of Sophie (Celia Rowlson-Corridor), a girl who displays on summer time journey to Turkey she took together with her father (Paul Mescal) as a younger lady (Francesca Corio).
Wells was born in Edinburgh. “As a teen, I spent nearly all the cash I had saved every summer time on tickets to EIFF, sitting on the ground at Fountainbridge in hour-long queues for field workplace opening, leafing by way of the weighty program which supplied my first publicity to impartial and worldwide cinema,” she mentioned. “In 2006, I purchased tickets to the Duplass brothers’ ‘The Puffy Chair’ based mostly on its inch-square image and synopsis. The Q&A that adopted made clear how express the connection between filmmakers and their work might be; what private filmmaking might be. In 2006, I attended the opening evening movie: ‘The Flying Scotsman.’ In 2022, I’ll attend once more. Edinburgh is residence and so is the EIFF. I can’t wait.”
EIFF artistic director Kristy Matheson added, “It means a lot to have ‘Aftersun’ open our pageant and rejoice a homegrown expertise whose artistry is totally worldwide in its scope and appreciation.”
EIFF runs from August 12-20.
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