Aftersun12A

Directed by Charlotte Wells | UK | 2022 | 1h 42m | Starring Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Kayleigh Coleman, Sally Messham

At a Turkish resort, a young girl treasures the time she spends together with her father while on holiday. However, below the surface, things aren’t as idealistic as they seem. Twenty years later, she reminisces on the holiday and tries to come to terms with the father she didn’t always know. Charlotte Wells’ revelatory feature debut is a subtle, yet deeply emotional depiction of a troubled father-daughter relationship, anchored by exquisite performances from Paul Mescal (Normal People) and newcomer Frankie Corio.

Reviews

“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

‘Wells’s movie ripples and shimmers like a swimming pool of mystery; the way Wells captures mood and moment, never labouring the point or forcing the pace, reminded me of the young Lucrecia Martel.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Friday 2 December

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Saturday 3 December

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Sunday 4 December

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Monday 5 December

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Tuesday 6 December

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Wednesday 7 December

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Thursday 8 December

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Thursday 8 December

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Friday 9 December

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Saturday 10 December

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Sunday 11 December

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Thursday 15 December

Baby Club

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What else is on?

Today (Wednesday 30th November)

18:00

Return to Dust PG
2h 14m | Mandarin Chinese w/ English subtitles
Moving and deeply humane Chinese drama about unlikely love, following the lives of two middle-aged singletons thrown into an arranged marriage beginning a new life together and building a home.

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21:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 1st December)

12:30

Living 12A
Baby Club
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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16:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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18:15

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

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20:45

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!