Paul Mescal received his first Oscar nomination yesterday for his role in the film Aftersun. In it he plays Calum, a young separated but idealistic father who sets off on a package holiday to Turkey with his pre-teen daughter, Sophie played by newcomer Frankie Corio.

Their tender relationship is the cornerstone of Aftersun, the feature debut from filmmaker Charlotte Wells.

Wells was inspired to write the screenplay after stumbling across a childhood photograph of herself taken on a foreign holiday in the 1990s. The film is set squarely in that era, and is largely a technology-free zone, aside from the DV Camcorder that father and daughter use to record moments from the holiday...

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The film was a major hit on the festival circuit this year – and that success has been followed by nominations for a slew of awards including a best actor nomination for Mescal in the European Film Awards, the BAFTAs and of course, the 95th Oscars....

In November of last year - just as Aftersun was being released into Irish cinemas - Paul Mescal and Charlotte Wells spoke to Sinéad Egan on RTE Radio 1's Arena about the film - listen above.

Aftersun is now streaming on MUBI. Listen to RTÉ Arena live nightly from Mon-Fri on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7pm - or listen back here.