Are our eyes deceiving us when we see that Oliver Coates’ Aftersun score–to one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2023–is the only soundtrack on GORILLA vs. BEAR’s Best Albums of 2023 list? Why question the wisdom of GvB? We are so thrilled to see Coates receive the recognition he deserves from one of our favorite music blogs. In case you need a reminder, Aftersun (an A24 release) is an Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning film in which Paul Mescal received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination (“Normal People”) and Director Charlotte Wells won the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
Cellist, composer and electronic music producer, Oliver Coates’ score for Aftersun, directed by Charlotte Wells and starring Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio. Pressed on light blue coloured vinyl and housed in a deluxe spined sleeve with double-sided printed insert and download card, the single-LP record release is coming this summer! A limited advance pre-order is available now for US customers via the Lakeshore Records webshop. Pre-order the cream vinyl variant via Invada Records for UK and Rest of the World customers. Details below.
Since making a big splash at Cannes, Aftersun has received critics’ raves and garnered multitudes of film awards! Directed by Charlotte Wells and starring BAFTA-winning and Emmy®-nominated actor Paul Mescal (“Normal People”, The Lost Daughter) and Frankie Corio, Aftersun is now playing in select theaters and available now On Demand.
To date, the film has won 40 awards and received over 99 nominations, including winning Best British Independent Film and Best Director at this year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), from 16 nominations overall; the Cannes French Touch Prize of the Critics’ Week Jury; five Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations; three Critics Choice Award nominations, and many more. Director Charlotte Wells has won over a dozen Best Breakthrough Director awards for her work on Aftersun.
Watch the trailer below and stay tuned for further updates!