Tuesday, May 5, 2020

TRAILER FOR DAKOTA FANNING'S ETHIOPIAN MOVIE DRAMA SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY BASED ON THE FAMOUS BESTSELLER IS HERE!

'SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY'
 IS OUT THIS WEEK DIGITALLY
Now that the cinemas are closed indefinitely (I hear some countries are looking at July or August as possible dates for the reopening of their theatres
The film was shot in Amharic, Arabic and English
under, of course, very strict measures), many studios will be thinking of premiering their movies on  the internet. One of the new movie dramas that will have its web release this week is SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY which Gravitas Ventures is releasing in the United States of America digitally on May 8. Dakota Fanning leads the cast in the story of an English child abandoned in Africa.

Sweetness In The Belly
is actually a big screen adaptation of a popular novel by Camilla Gibb, with the story revolving around the protagonist Lilly Abdal (Dakota Fanning), who, orphaned as a
The movie will open at Gravitas Ventures May 8th
child when she was forced to leave her birth country of Ethiopia and leave for United Kingdom, 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 Amina (Wunmi Mosaku), who is also a refugee from Ethiopia, discovers Lilly's mission isn't purely altruistic and a passionate lost love affair is revealed between Lilly and Aziz (Yahya Abdul Mateen II), an idealistic doctor. The movie was directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari! You can watch the trailer below:

6 comments:

  1. I always liked Dakota Fanning but, I'm not crazy about the theme or Ethiopia.

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    1. Well, somebody has to cover refugee stories too on film, not sure if she has enough acting chops for a serious movie, though.

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  2. You're right about the lack of acting chops for this kind of film. Hopefully though, it won't be overly terrible.

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    1. Fingers crossed, these youngsters of today really have no talents whatsoevah, both in music and film. And charisma is an unknown word for them.

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  3. I would really like to read the book first, but both the book and film are intriguing. Is it a true story?

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    1. I believe it is, it is a very interesting angle, white orphan raised as an Ethiopian with their culture and everything.

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