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Aftersun

1 hour 36 minutes

R

Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

AFTERSUN is a real discovery—a film that creeps up on you slowly, unpretentiously—until suddenly you realize you’re in thrall to a really stunning new cinematic genius and a great work of art. The genius is young director Charlotte Wells, whose first feature this is. Its stars are the rapidly rising star Paul Mescal (NORMAL PEOPLE), who plays the 30-year-old divorced father of a mesmerizingly unaffected 11-year-old daughter, on vacation together at a Turkish seaside resort 20 years ago, as remembered by the daughter, Sophie. “A stunning debut that develops with the gradual poignancy of a Polaroid, Charlotte Wells’ AFTERSUN isn’t just an honest movie about the way that we remember the people we’ve lost — fragmented, elusive, nowhere and everywhere all at once — it’s also a heart-stopping act of remembering unto itself”—David Ehrlich, Indiewire.

Daily at 2:15*; also Saturday at 4:30 and Sunday at 12:05
*No 2:15 Saturday

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