After the sun

Original language: English


Twenty years ago, Sofi and her father spent their last holiday together in a cheap Turkish resort. Young Calum (Paul Mescal), in his early 30s, and 11-year-old Sophie looked like brother and sister. The rare and therefore extremely precious time together was full of sunny melancholy, small problems, warmth, curiosity and friendship. Sophie vividly remembers this holiday. She reproduces the image of the father, MiniDV juxtaposing tapes with fictional and real memories and trying to understand someone she may not have known.

"At times grim, at times funny - probably the most discussed debut of last year has not yet left anyone indifferent. From the very first frame, it is clear that this is a delicate and lively cinema, and behind it is a stylistically formed director. It's a letter to the past, with which the director seems to say to her father, whom she does not know at all: "Hey, I feel you better now." The atmosphere is so strong that after the film you will feel like you spent time not in the cinema, but in the lazy sunshine by the blue pool with Sophie and Calum. (Aistė Račaitytė)

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"></font> Recommended for students from 5-12 grades.

Areas of education: ethics, psychology, moral, social education, general competences.

Topics for conversation after the movie: family relationships, loss, challenges, changes.

Director: Charlotte Wells
Subtitles: Lithuanian
Year: 2022
Country: United Kingdom, USA
Runtime: 101 min
Rating: N-13
Starring: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall
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