Aftersun (2022)

Directed by Charlotte Wells

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 miniDV footage as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't.

When, in a throwaway gesture, Calum buys an artisanal carpet he cannot afford, the act encapsulates so much of what has made the package holiday attractive and enjoyable to millions of Brits, with its pause on reality and the light-headedness induced as a result [and] with the way it allows for the imagining of alternative selves.

Nathalie Olah (Another Gaze)