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Source: Charades


Mubi has acquired rights for major territories on Charlotte Wells’ UK feature Aftersun, which debuted in Critics’ Week earlier today in Cannes.

Mubi will distribute the film theatrically in UK-Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Latin America, Austria, Turkey and India.

Writer-director Wells’ feature debut stars Screen Star of Tomorrow 2020 Paul Mescal and newcomer Frankie Corio, in the story of a woman who reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father 20 years earlier.

Aftersun is produced by Amy Jackson for the UK’s Unified Theory, with Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak for US firm Pastel. Backing comes from BBC Film, the BFI and Screen Scotland in association with Tango; with Charades handling world sales.

Based in New York, Scottish filmmaker Wells has previously directed shorts including Bifa-longlisted Blue Christmas; and was a fellow at the 2020 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors labs.

It is one of two titles that Normal People breakout Mescal is in Cannes to promote, alongside Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer’s UK-Irish Directors’ Fortnight entry God’s Creatures.