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Paul Mescal heartbreakingly leads another A24 drama. The NORMAL PEOPLE breakout star appears in both GOD’S CREATURES and AFTERSUN two films set to be distributed by A24. Mescal plays a father adrift on a holiday alongside his 11-year-old daughter Sophie (Francesca Corio) in Turkey in the late 1990s. A present-day Sophie (Celia Rowlson-Hall) reflects over 20 years later on the tense trip with her father.

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Mescal in AFTERSUN

Actor Paul Mescal’s new movie AFTERSUN is set to open the 75th Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film, by Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells, debuted at Cannes’ Critics’ Week garnering rave reviews and won the French Touch jury prize. It stars NORMAL PEOPLE actor Mescal and newcomer Frankie Corio as a young father and his 11-year-old daughter who are on holiday at a resort in Turkey in the late 1990s.

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Mescal in Cannes

The actor is at the 75th edition of the prestigious festival to premiere two sweeping dramas in which he has complex leading roles. The first is Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer’s GOD’S CREATURES, a gripping thriller set on the Irish coast following a mysterious man  who is accused of a terrible crime that his devoted mother  can’t possibly imagine him committing. The second is Charlotte Wells’s delicate, touching AFTERSUN, in which he’s cast as a divorcé on a summer holiday in Turkey with his young daughter. Both films have been met with rave reviews, particularly for Mescal’s measured, nuanced performances.

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