Aftersun director Charlotte Wells Paul Mescal after movie wins THREE gongs at British Film Awards

Aftersun director Charlotte Wells hugs lead actor Paul Mescal after the film won THREE gongs and generated Oscar buzz at the 25th British Independent Film Awards

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Writer-director Charlotte Wells was the belle of the ball when her film Aftersun was honored with three top gongs at the 25th British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday.

The 35-year-old later hugged lead actor Paul Mescal, 26, as they celebrated backstage together as the film continued to generate Oscar buzz.

The drama, which is Charlotte’s feature film debut, walked away with the awards for Best Independent Film, Best Directorial Debut and Best Screenplay at the star-studded ceremony.

Aftersun Director Charlotte Wells Paul Mescal After Movie Wins Three

Winner: Writer-director Charlotte Wells was the belle of the ball when her film Aftersun was honored with three top gongs at the 25th British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday

Scottish filmmaker Charlotte looked good in a maroon suit she wore over a marble print shirt.

She wore her dark locks in a quirky bowl hairstyle and proudly posed with her three awards.

The feature caused quite a stir ahead of next year’s Oscars Yahoo and variety describes it as ‘The Little Movie That Could’.

Beaming: The 35-Year-Old Later Hugged Lead Actor Paul Mescal, 26, As They Celebrated Together Behind The Scenes That The Film Was Now Generating Oscar Buzz

Beaming: The 35-Year-Old Later Hugged Lead Actor Paul Mescal, 26, As They Celebrated Together Behind The Scenes That The Film Was Now Generating Oscar Buzz

Beaming: The 35-year-old later hugged lead actor Paul Mescal, 26, as they celebrated together behind the scenes that the film was now generating Oscar buzz

Awards: The Drama, Charlotte'S Feature Film Debut

Awards: The Drama, Charlotte'S Feature Film Debut

Wow: The Film Won Best Independent Film, Best Directorial Debut And Best Screenplay

Wow: The Film Won Best Independent Film, Best Directorial Debut And Best Screenplay

Awards: The drama, which is Charlotte’s feature film debut, walked away with Best Independent Film, Best Directorial Debut, and Best Screenplay awards

Reunion: One Award Was Presented By Paul'S Normal People'S Co-Star Daisy Edgar-Jones (Lr) Dais Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio And Charlotte Wells

Reunion: One Award Was Presented By Paul'S Normal People'S Co-Star Daisy Edgar-Jones (Lr) Dais Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio And Charlotte Wells

Reunion: One award was presented by Paul’s Normal People’s co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones (LR) Dais Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio and Charlotte Wells

BIFA 2022 WINNERS

Best British Independent Film AFTER SUN (Charlotte Wells, Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak, Adele Romanski, Amy Jackson)

Best Director sponsored by Sky Cinema – CHARLOTTE WELLS (after sun)

Best lead performance ROSY McEWEN (blue jeans)

Best Supporting Performance CURRY HAYES (blue jeans)

Best joint lead performance – TAMARA LAWRANCE, LETITIA WRIGHT (The Silent Twins)

Best Ensemble Performance – OUR RIVER… OUR SKY (Ensemble consisting of Zainab Joda, Darina Al Joundi, Amed Hashimi, Mahmoud Abo Al Abbas, Basim Hajar, Labwa Arab, Meriam Abbas, Siham Mustafa)

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) sponsored by BBC Film – CHARLOTTE WELLS (after sun)

Best International Independent Film sponsored by Champagne Taittinger – THE WORLD’S WORST PERSON (Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Thomas Robsahm)

Breakthrough performance sponsored by Netflix – SAFIA OAKLEY GREEN (The Origin)

Best screenplay – AFTER SUN (Charlotte Wells)

Best Debut Director – Feature Documentary – KATHRYN FERGUSON (Nothing compares)

The Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Actor to British Film – SAMANTHA MORTON

The film has already won awards at the Cannes Film Festival and at festivals in Melbourne, Zurich, Munich and Sarajevo.

Charlotte was joined on the red carpet by young actress Frankie Corio, who also stars in the film, and award panel member Hayley Atwell.

The drama follows 12-year-old Sophie (Frankie) as she goes on a melancholic holiday with father Calum (Paul).

Radiant: She Was Showered With The Marble Awards

Radiant: She Was Showered With The Marble Awards

Radiant: She was showered with the marble awards

Smart: Scottish Filmmaker Charlotte Looked Good In A Maroon Suit She Wore Over A Marble Print Shirt

Smart: Scottish Filmmaker Charlotte Looked Good In A Maroon Suit She Wore Over A Marble Print Shirt

Smart: Scottish filmmaker Charlotte looked good in a maroon suit she wore over a marble print shirt

Quirky: She Wore Her Dark Locks In A Quirky Bowl Shape

Quirky: She Wore Her Dark Locks In A Quirky Bowl Shape

Posing: She Proudly Posed With Her Awards

Posing: She Proudly Posed With Her Awards

Quirky: She wore her dark locks in a quirky bowl cut and proudly posed with her three awards

Famous Friends: Charlotte (Left) Was Joined By Hayley Atwell, Member Of The Jury Panel Of The Award (Right)

Famous Friends: Charlotte (Left) Was Joined By Hayley Atwell, Member Of The Jury Panel Of The Award (Right)

Famous friends: Charlotte (left) was joined by Hayley Atwell, member of the jury panel of the award (right)

The official synopsis reads: ‘Sophie reflects on the shared joy and personal melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier’.

“Real and imagined memories fill the gaps between as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t know.”

Charlotte’s is a writer, director and producer whose short films have been screened at festivals around the world.

Speech!  Charlotte Gave A Speech As She Took The Stage To Receive Her Award

Speech!  Charlotte Gave A Speech As She Took The Stage To Receive Her Award

Overwhelmed: She Seemed Overwhelmed With The Honor

Overwhelmed: She Seemed Overwhelmed With The Honor

Speech! Charlotte gave a speech as she took the stage to receive her award

Chic: Hayley (Left) Presenting A Chic Figure Presented Her With The Best Director Award

Chic: Hayley (Left) Presenting A Chic Figure Presented Her With The Best Director Award

Chic: Hayley (left) presenting a chic figure presented her with the Best Director award

Happy As Larry: Young Actress Frankie Corio, Who Also Stars In The Film, Looked Overjoyed

Happy As Larry: Young Actress Frankie Corio, Who Also Stars In The Film, Looked Overjoyed

Happy as Larry: Young actress Frankie Corio, who also stars in the film, looked overjoyed

Her second, titled Laps, won the Short Film Special Jury Prize for Editing at the Sundance Film Festival and the Special Jury Recognition for Narrative Shorts at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Speaking of the movie, Charlotte told the Financial times: “I used the phrase ’emotionally autobiographical’ early on and it has haunted me ever since.”

There is no question that my relationship with my father was the starting point, I wanted to capture the warmth and love of that in the context of the grief I experienced and may not have fully processed when I was a teenager. The film arose from an attempt to understand something and to put into words a feeling.’

Stars: The Drama Follows 12-Year-Old Sophie (Frankie Corio) As She Goes On A Melancholy Holiday With Father Calum (Paul Mescal)

Stars: The Drama Follows 12-Year-Old Sophie (Frankie Corio) As She Goes On A Melancholy Holiday With Father Calum (Paul Mescal)

Stars: The drama follows 12-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) as she goes on a melancholy holiday with father Calum (Paul Mescal)