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by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari


Lilly, orphaned as a child, experiences her parents homeland of England, escaping civil war. She becomes the heart of a disenfranchised community in London, where she attempts to reunite people with their families. But her friend Amira discovers Lilly's mission isn't purely altruistic and a passionate lost love affair is revealed between Lilly and Aziz, an idealistic doctor.

international title: Sweetness in the Belly
original title: Sweetness in the Belly
country: Ireland, Canada
sales agent: HanWay Films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
film run: 110'
screenplay: Laura Phillips
cast: Dakota Fanning, Kunal Nayyar, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Wunmi Mosaku, Gavin Drea, Peter Bankole, Amerjit Deu, Yohanna Ephrem, Sharon Coade, Molly McCann
cinematography by: Tim Fleming
film editing: Susan Maggi
art director: Paki Smith
costumes designer: Lorna Marie Mugan
music: Todor Kobakov
producer: Jennifer Kawaja, Alan Moloney, Susan Mullen, Julia Sereny
executive producer: Laura Bickford, Fiona Drukenmiller, Mehret Mandefro, Adrian Sturges
production: Parallel Films, Sienna Films (CA)
backing: Telefilm Canada (CA), Screen Ireland (IE), Ontario Media Development Corporation (CA), Eurimages
distributor: HanWay Films
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