The Match Factory has acquired worldwide gross sales rights on U.S. cinematographer and filmmaker Sean Value Williams’s function directorial debut The Sweet East forward of its world premiere in Administrators’ Fortnight in Might.
Written by the movie critic and programmer Nick Pinkerton, the film is described as a picaresque journey via the cities and woods of the Japanese seaboard of the US undertaken by Lillian, a highschool senior from South Carolina who will get her first glimpse of the broader world on a category journey to Washington, D.C.
Separated from her schoolmates, she embarks on a fractured fairy story travelogue into America, the place she is granted entry to quite a lot of the unusual factions that proliferate the present-day unreality of latest life.
Williams’s credit as a cinematographer embody Owen Kline’s Humorous Pages (2022), Abel Ferrara’s Zeros and Ones (2021), Michael Almereyda’s Tesla (2020), Alex Ross Perry’s Her Odor (2018) and the Safdies’ Good Time (2017).
“The Candy East is nothing fairly like we have now seen currently. Sean Value Williams’s unmatched fashion is written throughout his distinctive debut movie – we will’t wait to share this with the world”, mentioned The Match Manufacturing facility’s Head of Acquisitions and Gross sales Thania Dimitrakopoulou.
The solid options Talia Ryder (Do Revenge, By no means Hardly ever Generally At all times), Simon Rex (Crimson Rocket), Earl Cave (The College of Good and Evil), Jacob Elordi (Euphoria, Deep Water), Jeremy O Harris (Emily in Paris), Ayo Edebiri (The Bear), Rish Shah (Do Revenge).
The movie is produced by Marathon Movies and Base 12, which along with The Match Manufacturing facility will deal with gross sales for North America.
The Candy East completes the line-up of The Match Manufacturing facility’s 2023 in Cannes, which options 4 Competitors titles Excellent Days by Wim Wenders, Fallen Leaves by Aki Kaurismäki, La Chimera by Alice Rohrwacher and Kidnapped by Marco Bellocchio.