At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum. As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eyes 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.
Charlotte Wells’ superb and searingly emotional debut film, the winner of the French Touch Jury Prize at the Cannes 2022 Critics’ Week, received widespread critical acclaim. It picked up seven awards in British Independent Film Awards, including Best British Independent Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. It also won the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer at the 76th BAFTA Awards and was named the best film of the year by Sight and Sound, Indiewire, The Guardian, and The New York Times. The performance of Paul Mescal earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the 95th Academy Awards.
Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall