Sophie was 11 when she holidayed at a resort in Turkey with her Dad. 20 years later, she remembers and reflects on the man she adored but didn't fully appreciate.

The writer/director of "Aftersun" has achieved something quite brilliant, taking childhood memories and allowing previously invisible anguish to emerge. Even the simple ritual of applying facial moisturiser after a day by the pool is seen anew... hindsight. The same may be true for audiences with the story more fully revealed upon reflection. The on-screen camera work cleverly highlights subtle shifts in comprehension, with each change of frame revealing an unexpected angle. Protection from overexposure.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 23rd February 2023
Kismet Movies 101 mins

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