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Sweetness in the Belly (2019)

| Drama | 8 May 2020 (USA)
Based on the novel by Camilla Gibb, Lilly is an English child abandoned in Africa, forced to flee Ethiopia for England amid civil war. There she befriends Amina, an Ethiopian refugee, and they begin a mission to reunite scattered families.

Director:

Zeresenay Mehari

Writers:

Camilla Gibb (novel), Laura Phillips (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Dakota Fanning ... Lily Abdal
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Aziz
Kunal Nayyar
Wunmi Mosaku ... Amina
Gavin Drea ... Philip
Molly McCann ... Lilly Mitchell (7)
Peter Bankole ... Yusuf
Amerjit Deu ... Mr. Jahangir
Sharon Coade ... Shelter Worker
David Ryan ... Hospital HR Clerk
Cleo Sylvestre Cleo Sylvestre ... Vertise
Mylène Gomera ... Zema
Michaela May Wright ... (voice)
David Fawaz ... Mr. ture (as David Khalid Fawaz)
Neelam Bakshi ... Mrs. Jahangir
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Conflicting emotions for a conflicted world
23 May 2020 | by vovers1See all my reviews

This is the tale of the human experience told through the eyes of the women and the lost ones, well told, using a lost European as the focus of the tale, experiencing the story from the local perspective, adds to the depth of meaning. The story of the men is largely not shown, but this conflict was created by men, run by men while ignoring the plight of their families. A fitting tale.


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