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Sweetness in the Belly

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Synopsis

Lilly Abdal is a woman caught between two places: one of her birth parents and the other, where she was adopted, raised and fell in love. Orphaned in Africa as a child, Lilly’s first experience of her parents’ homeland of England is as a refugee, escaping civil war. As lost in this cold new world as her fellow immigrants, Lilly becomes the heart of this disenfranchised community in London, attempting to reunite people with their scattered families. But as her friend Amina discovers, Lilly’s mission isn’t purely altruistic and a passionate lost love affair is revealed between Lilly and Aziz, an idealistic doctor.
Adaptation of the bestselling novel by Camilla Gibb.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Director
Zeresenay “Zee” Berhane Mehar
Producer
Alan Moloney, Susan Mullen, Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny
Executive Producer
Mehret Mandefro, Adrian Sturges
Screenwriter
Laura Phillips (screenplay), Camilla Gibb (novel)
Principal Cast
Saoirse Ronan

Production Company

Ireland, Canada, UK coproduction

Parallel Films (IE, UK), Sienna Films (CA)

Parallel Films UK
107-109 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 6QG
+44 (0)20 7580 6888
info@parallelfilms.ie
http://www.parallelfilms.com

Sales
Company

HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com