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Country: United Kingdom, United States, Language: English, 102 mins

  • Director: Charlotte Wells
  • Writer: Charlotte Wells
  • Producer: Lia Buman, Mark Ceryak, Kelly Duffell, Ipek Erden, Lizzie Francke, Kieran Hannigan, Tim Headington, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Ana Leocha, Adele Romanski, Neil Shah, Alex Sutherland, Eva Yates

CGiii Comment

Well...this film has topped many 'Best of 2022' lists! Much to our surprise! Not that it's a bad film, it's just nowhere near as 'sublime' as 'they' say it is.

There's a tissue of a story packaged into a budget holiday, some tai chi, a pre-teen romance and a young father who is finding it all a little overwhelming. Underwhelming is - unfortunately - the understated result.

It slowly builds [potentially] to deliver an emotional wallop like no other...only to fizzle out.

Is he gay? With subtext this subtle...we will never know!


The(ir) Blurb...

Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't.

Cast & Characters

Paul Mescal (as Calum)
Frankie Corio (as Sophie)
Celia Rowlson-Hall (as Adult Sophie)
Sally Messham (as Belinda)
Ayse Parlak (as Teen Girl 1)
Sophia Lamanova (as Teen Girl 2)
Brooklyn Toulson (as Michael)
Spike Fearn (as Olly)
Harry Perdios (as Toby)
Frank Corio (as Ocean Park Father)
Ruby Thompson (as Laura)
Ethan James Smith (as Scott)
Onur Eksioglu (as Onur)
Cafer Karahan (as Carpet Salesman)
Kayleigh Coleman (as Jane)
John Stuifzand (as Resort Entertainer)
Tyler Mutlu (as Ocean Park Hotel Tour Rep)
Kieran Burton (as Alex)
Nijat Gachayev (as Turk Hotel Receptionist)
Sarah Makharine (as Adult Sophie's Partner)
Erol Cengizalp (as Man with Camera)
Djamel Turner (as Raver (uncredited))