Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun” won the Grand Prize of the Deauville American Film Festival on Saturday evening during a ceremony which was followed by the French premiere of Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling.” “Aftersun” had world premiered at Critics Week in Cannes where it won a prize.
The movie marks the feature debut of Wells, a New York-based Scottish filmmaker. Headlined by “Normal People” actor Paul Mescal, the bittersweet drama follows a father and his daughter who take a holiday at a Turkish resort in the late 1990s.
The movie is being represented in international markets by Charades and will be distributed in North America by A24. Gina Gammell and Riley Keough’s “War Pony,” meanwhile, won the Deauville American Film Festival’s Revelation Award and Jury Prize, shared with Jamie Dack’s “Palm Trees and Power Lines.” “War Pony,” which world premiered in Un Certain Regard in Cannes and won the Golden Camera, follows two boys growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.Read more on variety.com