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Paul Mescal will become a world star with Gladiator 2!  Find out in this exciting film that will not leave you indifferent

Paul Mescal will become a world star with Gladiator 2! Find out in this exciting film that will not leave you indifferent

It took 28-year-old Paul Mescal less than four years to establish himself as one of the new faces of international cinema. In a 2020 TV series, Normal People, he’s gearing up to direct Russell Crowe’s Gladiator sequel next November, directed by Ridley Scott. But one of the reasons for this actor’s success is, among other things, based on his career choice of sensitive and intimate films like Aftersun.

Directed by Charlotte Wells, who makes her feature film debut here, this drama follows the summer holidays of a young father – played by Paul Mescall – and his daughter Sophie (Frankie Corio). Heartwarming, this duo captures the hearts of the audience for what they dare not say to each other. Aftersun is a story built on sadness, unspoken words, and fueled by unconditional love.

If this movie rings true, it’s because it’s inspired by the life of the director — who also wrote the screenplay. Each stroke, each line is filled with experience. Charlotte Wells chose Paul Mescal to play her father. The latter belongs to a generation of actors who aren’t afraid to put aside blockbusters to highlight some vulnerability.

Like his character that made him famous among normal people, here he plays a man who suffers in silence to better protect his daughter. The whole power of the film lies in the gaze of the heroine, who, realizing her father’s sadness, gradually leaves the world of childhood and innocence.

With this role, Paul Mescal was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor at the age of 26. A nomination that should undoubtedly be the first of a long list.

To get to know Paul Mescal better… 3 more works to view:

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Lost Daughter (Netflix)
  • Without Knowing Us by Andrew Haigh (DVD, Blu-ray & VOD)
  • TV series Normal people (on myCANAL=

Aftersun is available on MUBI.

Source: Allocine

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