Paul Mescal’s Aftersun Wins Three British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards (Bifa) have announced Paul Mescal’s latest drama Aftersun has won three of the best films in the craft category.

the film tells the story of Calum, played by The Ordinary star Mescal, and his daughter Sophie, played by newcomer Frankie Corio, on vacation in Turkey while Celia Rowlson-Hall plays the adult Sophie, who looks back on vacation 20 years later.

The first feature-length feature film from Scottish director Charlotte Wells, inspired by fond memories of ’90s package holidays, has had its UK premiere at the International Film Festival. Edinburgh in August.

On Friday, Bifa announced the film had won Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Music Supervision – a new category that was introduced this year.

Other craft winners include best production design for Living starring Bill Nighy; Florence Pugh’s The Wonder accepts the award for best original music; while Mrs Harris Goes To Paris by Lesley Manville won best costume design and best cast went to Georgia Oakley’s Blue Jean.

West End Cabaret Men star Jessie Buckley’s latest TV series also took home best effects, Asa Butterfield and Gwendoline Christie’s Flux Gourmet took home best sound; and the best makeup and hairdo went to Medusa Deluxe starring Luke Pasqualino.

It was previously announced that Aftersun, which explores the complex relationship of father and daughter, led the nominations with 16 nominations in the awards’ first year in the gender neutral acting categories. .

Mescal and Corio both received nominations in the best joint performance category and will face Dame Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack for Good Luck To You, Leo Grande; Buckley and Rory Kinnear for Men; and Tamara Lawrance and Letitia Wright for The Silent Twins during the ceremony on December 4.

Aftersun was also nominated for best screenplay, Douglas Hickox (best debut director) and best director for Wells.

Similarly, the film will face off against Best British Independent Film with Blue Jean, Sophie Hyde’s Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, Oliver Hermanus’ Living and Sebastian Lelio’s The Wonder.

As part of the organization’s 25th anniversary, the agency made the move to award five acting awards without mentioning “actor” or “actress” as well as adding a series of awards. New performance bonus.

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Bifa was created in 1998 and has since celebrated and promoted British independent film and film talent in the United Kingdom.

Winners will be announced at the Bifa awards ceremony on December 4.

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