Hanway Films

Sweetness in the Belly

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Sweetness in the Belly


Pre-production


 

Director
Zeresenay Mehari

Writer
Laura Phillips

Cast
Saoirse Ronan             

Producers
Jennifer Kawaja
Julia Sereny
Alan Moloney
Susan Mullen

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY CAMILLA GIBB

Following her Academy Award nominated performance in Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan stars in this powerful romance that explores an immigrant’s life from a unique perspective.

Ronan plays Lilly Abdal, a woman caught between two worlds. Orphaned in Africa as a child, Lilly escapes to England as a refugee, fleeing civil war. Lost in this cold new world, Lilly becomes the heart of 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, and a passionate lost love affair is revealed between Lilly and Aziz, an idealistic doctor. But can Lilly let go of the past?

Directed by Zeresenay Mehari, whose first film Difret was executive-produced by Angelina Jolie and won the Berlinale Panorama Prize.