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The Sweet East

Everything will happen. 

Year: 2023 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 
Certificate: BBFC 18 Cert – Not suitable for under 18s 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Sean Price Williams 
Starring: Talia Ryder, Earl Cave, Simon Rex, Ayo Edebiri  
An image from The Sweet East

“Unhinged.” – IndieWire

This is not your typical bildungsroman: The Sweet East is both a nightmare and a dream, a surrealist tale fuelled by absurdist humour and folkloric whimsy. Serendipitous at times, sinister at others, our doe-eyed protagonist (Ryder) enters a new world of filmmakers and fanatics as she embarks on an odyssey across the American east coast, delving into Hollywood affairs and starting nation-wide manhunts. Its episodic form is capricious and captivating – as is its cast, boasting familiar faces in the likes of contemporary stars Ayo Edebiri and Jacob Elordi. With its dreamlike plot evoking the oddity of Alice in Wonderland or perhaps The Wizard of Oz, The Sweet East is wonderfully weird and begs to be seen.

Martha Gibbs

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Screenings of this film:

2023/2024 Summer Term (digital)