At a vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum. As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Twenty years later, Sophie's tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't, in Charlotte Wells’ superb and searingly emotional debut film.
Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells' stunning debut juxtaposes a hopeful coming-of-age story with a poignant, intimate family portrait that leaves an unforgettable impression. Eleven-year-old Sophie (newcomer Frankie Corio) and her father Calum (BAFTA winner Paul Mescal, Normal People) are on holiday in a Turkish seaside resort in the late 1990s. They enjoy being together. But imperceptibly melancholy and secrets creep into Calum's behaviour. Twenty years later, the memories take on new meaning when Sophie tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she never met.