Match Factory Boards Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Film ‘The Sweet East’ – Deadline

The Match Factory Acquires International Sales Rights to US Cinematographer and Filmmaker Sean Price Williams’ Feature Directorial Debut the sweet east ahead of its world premiere at Directors’ Fortnight in May.

Written by film critic and programmer Nick Pinkerton, the film is described as a pictorial journey through the cities and jungles of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States by Lillian, a high school senior from South Carolina. The one who gets the first glimpse of the vast. World on a Class Trip to Washington, DC

Separated from her classmates, she embarks on a fractured fairy tale journey across America, where she is given access to a variety of strange factions that magnify the current unreality of contemporary life.

Williams’ credits as cinematographer include Owen Kline. funny pages (2022), by Abel Ferrara zero and one (2021), by Michael Almereyda Tesla (2020), by Alex Ross Perry his smell (2018) and Safadi’ happy times (2017).

The film is one of three American indie titles to have made it into the Cannes Parallel Section directors’ selection for Fortnite, which unveiled its line-up on Tuesday.

,the sweet east It’s nothing like we’ve seen recently. Sean Price Williams’ unmatched style is written in his very unique debut – we can’t wait to share it with the world”, said Thania Dimitrakopoulou, Head of Acquisitions and Sales at The Match Factory.

Talia Ryder in the cast (take revenge, never rare sometimes always), Simon Rex (red rocket), Earl Cave (school of good and evil), Jacob Elordi (Excitement, deep water), Jeremy O’Harris (Emily in Paris), Ayo Adebiri (Bear), Rishabh Shah (take revenge,

The film is produced by Marathon Films and Base 12, which will handle North American sales in association with The Match Factory.

the sweet east The Match in Cannes completes Factory’s 2023 line-up, including four competition titles perfect day by Wim Wenders, fallen leaves by Aki Kaurismaki, la chimera More by Alice Rohrwacher Abduction by Marco Bellocchio.