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2023 - 68th Edition
Official section - Feature films

THE SWEET EAST

Sean Price Williams
United States
 - 2023
National premiere

A picaresque journey through the cities and woods of the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Lillian, a high school senior from South Carolina, gets her first glimpse of the wider world on a class trip to Washington, D.C. Separated from her schoolmates, she embarks on a fractured road trip in search of America. Along the way, she falls in with a variety of strange factions, each living out their own alternative realities in our present day.

Sean Price Williams

Born in 1977 in Wilmington, USA. As a cinematographer, he has worked on numerous major independent films by directors such as Josh and Benny Safdie (‘Good Time’, 2017), Owen Kline (‘Funny Pages’, 2022), Ronald Bronstein (‘Frownland’, 2007)), Michael Almereyda (‘Marjorie Prime’, 2017), Alex Ross Perry (‘Golden Exits’, 2017), Robert Greene (‘Kate Plays Christine’, 2016), Albert Maysles (‘Iris’, 2014) and Abel Ferrara (‘Zeros and Ones’, 2021)). Williams moves in a variety of genres, shaping both fiction and documentary. His visions are characterized by striking uses of colour and image texture. With ‘The Sweet East’ (2023), in addition to image design, he also appears as a director of his own feature film for the first time. The film was premiered at The Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival.

Screenings

Sat. 21, 19:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Sat. 21, 19:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
Sat. 21, 19:00
Público, prensa y acreditados
104 min.
Sun. 22, 22:15
Presentation
Q&A
Sun. 22, 22:15
Sun. 22, 22:15
104 min.
Mon. 23, 19:15
Presentation
Q&A
Mon. 23, 19:15
Mon. 23, 19:15
104 min.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Sean Price Williams
SCREENPLAY
Nick Pinkerton
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sean Price Williams
EDITOR
Stephen Gurewitz
SOUND
Dean Hurley
MUSIC
Paul Grimstad
PRODUCED BY
Craig Butta, Alex Coco, Alex Ross Perry, Daniel April, Galen Core
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Base 12 Productions, Marathon Films
CAST
Talia Ryder, Jack Irv, Ella Rubin, Tess McMillian, Earl Cave, Simon Rex, Ayo Edebiri, Jeremy O. Harris
RUNNING TIME
104 min.
FORMAT
color
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
United States
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2023
VERSION
O.V. in English with Spanish subtitles
CONTACT
The Match Factory
(+49) 221 539 709 0
IN SPAIN
Caramel Films
(+34) 911 922 566

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