Hanway Films

Sweetness in the Belly

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Sweetness in the Belly


Pre-production


 

Director
Zeresenay Mehari

Writer
Laura Phillips

Cast
             

Producers
Jennifer Kawaja
Julia Sereny
Alan Moloney
Susan Mullen

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY CAMILLA GIBB

Following his debut DIFRET, (winner of the Berlinale Panorama Prize), Zeresenay Mehari directs a powerful love story that explores an immigrant's life from a unique perspective.

Lilly Abdal is a woman caught between two worlds. Orphaned in Africa as a child, she escapes to England as a refugee, fleeing civil war. Lost in this cold new world, Lilly embraces the immigrant community in London, attempting to reunite people with their scattered families.

But as her friend Amina discovers, Lilly’s mission isn’t purely selfless: A passionate lost love affair is revealed between Lilly and Aziz, an idealistic doctor. But can Lilly let go of the past?