Late Afternoon

Short Film, Animation, F-Rated
Directed by:
Louise Bagnall
Produced by:
Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Cartoon Saloon 


10 mins

In this delicately rendered animation, Emily, an elderly woman with dementia, vividly relives her memories.

Sitting comfortably in her armchair Emily (voiced by Fionnula Flanagan) takes a cup of tea and a biscuit when a simple mishap triggers a pleasant journey into the past. She swims through the memories of being a child on a beach, a young woman in a lover’s embrace and a young mother concerned for her little girl.

Inspired by writer/director Louise Bagnall’s two grandmothers, this is a poignant celebration of ordinary lives.

Late Afternoon is part of F-Rated: Short Films by Irish Women. To view more from the collection, click here. Late Afternoon is also part of The Oscar® Collection: A Selection of Irish Academy Award® Nominated Short Films. It was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Animation Short in 2019. To see more from The Oscar® Collection, click here.

A complementary behind-the-scenes video of Late Afternoon is also available.

IFCO certification: G

Bonus Content
Writer and director Louise Bagnall takes us behind the scenes from conception to production of Late Afternoon.