Charlotte Wells’ Cannes Critics’ Week Breakout ‘Aftersun’ To Open Edinburgh

UK Director Charlotte Wells‘First feature’ after noon This year will mark the beginning of the 75th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), which runs from 12-20 August.

The 1990s-set drama stars Paul Mescal as a divorced father who goes on a budget summer vacation to Turkey with his young daughter, played by newcomer Francesca Corio.

The film was one of the most talked about titles at Cannes Critics Week last May, where it won the jury’s New French Touch award.

The Edinburgh screening will mark a homecoming for Wells, who was born in the city and now lives in New York. In the release announcing the EIFF opening slot, the filmmaker revealed the festival’s role in introducing him to independent cinema.

“As a teenager, I spent all the money I saved every summer on tickets to EIFF, sitting on the floor at Fountainbridge in hour-long queues for box office openings, leafing through the weighty program that made my way to the independent introduced the first performance and international cinema,” said Wells.

“In 2006, I bought tickets for the Duplass brothers” puffed up chair Its based on inch-square picture and synopsis. Subsequent Q&A clarified how clear the connection between filmmakers and their work can be; What could be individual filmmaking? In 2006, I participated in the film Opening Night: Flying Scotsman, In 2022, I will participate again. Edinburgh is home and so is EIFF. I can’t wait.”

The film is produced by Adele Romansky, Barry Jenkins and Mark Seriac under the banner of Los Angeles-based production company Pestel and Amy Jackson at London-based Unified Theory.

“It means a lot after noon Christy Matheson, creative director of eIFF, said, “Open our festival and celebrate a domestic talent whose artistry is entirely international.