A24 has acquired North American rights to Aftersun, the Paul Mescal drama that screened last week in the Cannes Critics’ Week.
The directing debut of Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells, Aftersun stars Normal People breakout Mescal with newcomer Frankie Corio in the story of a woman reflecting on her relationship with her father by watching home video footage of a holiday they took 20 years before.
Earlier this week the film was picked up by Mubi for theatrical distribution in UK-Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Latin America, Austria, Turkey and India.
Aftersun is produced by Adele Romanski, Barry Jenkins and Mark Ceryak for Pastel and by Amy Jackson for Unified Theory. It was was financed by BBC Film, BFI (awarding National Lottery funding) and Screen Scotland, in association with Tango. It was developed with BBC Film.
Executive producers are Eva Yates for BBC Film, Lizzie Francke for BFI, Kieran Hannigan for Screen Scotland and Tim Headington and Lia Buman for Tango. Charades is handling international sales.
As well as appearing in Aftersun, Mescal is in Cannes promoting Rose Holmer’s UK-Irish Directors’ Fortnight entry God’s Creatures.
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