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