9 user 13 critic

Late Afternoon (2017)

An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.


Louise Bagnall


Louise Bagnall
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

TAIKO Studios presents the story of Luna, a Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut.

Directors: Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
Weekends (2017)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

'Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand animated film set in 1980's Toronto.

Director: Trevor Jimenez
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Animated anthropomorphized characters in a therapy session.

Directors: David Fine, Alison Snowden
Stars: Ryan Beil, Taz Van Rassel, Leah Juel
Bao (2018)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive.

Director: Domee Shi
Stars: Sindy Lau, Tim Zhang
Lost & Found VII (2018)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A clumsy crochet dinosaur must unravel itself to save the love of its life.

Directors: Andrew Goldsmith, Bradley Slabe
Mirai (2018)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Daniel Dae Kim, John Cho
Bilby (2018)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Set in the Australian outback, 'Bilby' follows the desert-dwelling marsupial Perry through the trials and tribulations of "parenthood" after he saves a defenseless chick from predators and inadvertently becomes her protector.

Directors: Pierre Perifel, JP Sans, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, David P. Smith
Purl (2019)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An earnest ball of yarn named Purl gets a job at a fast-paced, high energy, male-centric start-up. Things start to unravel as she tries to fit in with this close-knit group. Purl must ask ... See full summary »

Director: Kristen Lester
Stars: Bret 'Brook' Parker, Emily Davis, Michael Daley
Kitbull (2019)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An unlikely connection sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.

Director: Rosanna Sullivan
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After years of toiling away inside the engine room of a towering locomotive, two antiquated robots will risk everything for freedom and for each other.

Director: Brian Larsen
Lou I (2017)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Pixar short about a lost-and-found box and the unseen monster within.

Director: Dave Mullins
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael


Cast overview:
Fionnula Flanagan ... Emily (voice)
Niamh Moyles Niamh Moyles ... Kate (voice)
Lucy O'Connell ... Child Emily (voice)
Michael McGrath Michael McGrath ... Emily's Dad (voice)
Louise Bagnall Louise Bagnall ... Young Emily (voice)
Caoimhe Ní Bhrádaigh Caoimhe Ní Bhrádaigh ... Emily's Friend (voice)
Aislin Konings Ferrari Aislin Konings Ferrari ... Child Kate (voice)


An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

24 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Late Afternoon See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.90 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


[first lines]
Emily: Oh, hello.
Kate: Hello. Just Kate here.
Emily: Kate. Pleased to meet you.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I don't like having to say this.
31 January 2019 | by HenrySwansonFilmsSee all my reviews

This film is mostly killed by the voice acting. And that frustrates me, because they pretty much did everything else right. This is a very well thought out film, and I will admit, the transitions between past and present are stunning and enjoyable to watch. I really enjoy the color scheme, and the music is average but still very nice to listen to.

But the voice acting is so devoid of emotion that I can't really give it points for anything else. Here's a thing people don't seem to understand about voice acting; you have to show twice the emotion you do in live action to emphasize your character's emotions. In the only other Oscar animated short film with voice actors, Animal Behavior (which is fantastic, go check it out) they make sure to emphasize their lines. Characters yell, they talk louder than normal to get the point across without being obnoxious, characters cry. They don't do that here. It sounds like they took clips from a live action version of this film and dubbed them over the characters's lines. Another thing: The proportions are off. And that may be a stylistic choice, so I'm not going to fault it for that. But Emily really doesn't seem to have a neck, and that's so out of place and jarring that it bothers me. Even her daughter has a neck! Just keep it consistent for all the characters, or don't have it at all! Phew. One last thing-the ending. I was very tempted to give this a 5 because of the ending, but then Emily had to open her mouth and deliver another poorly-read voice line. So a 4 it remains. I don't like being a buzzkill, and I can really respect and enjoy what was done right here. So I just have to be the "guy with the opinion most disagree with" and hope other people enjoyed this film more than I did.

4 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed