‘Aftersun’ Trailer: Paul Mescal Will Break Your Heart

Paul Mescal heartbreakingly leads another A24 drama.The “Normal People” breakout star appears in both “God’s Creatures” (out now) and “Aftersun,” two films set to be distributed by A24.

Mescal plays a father adrift on a holiday alongside his 11-year-old daughter Sophie (Francesca Corio) in Turkey in the late 1990s.

A present-day Sophie (Celia Rowlson-Hall) reflects over 20 years later on the tense trip with her father.“Aftersun” premiered at 2022 Cannes’ Critics Week, marking writer/director Charlotte Wells’ feature debut.

Scottish filmmaker Wells previously wrote and directed three short films while pursuing her master’s degree at New York University.Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins produced “Aftersun” through his production company Pastel, which he co-founded with Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak.

Amy Jackson of Unified Theory also produced.

Jenkins described crafting “Aftersun” as “organizing these memories into a devastating film that had me in the corner crying even though I have

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