Sweetness in the Belly

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After escaping Ethiopia as a refugee, an orphan works to aid fellow immigrants by uniting them with their families.

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Critic Reviews for Sweetness in the Belly

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  • Pleasant and picturesque throughout, "Sweetness in the Belly" is most affecting as a story where everyone is an outsider in some capacity.

    May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Variety
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  • This is a well-crafted, Bechdel-passing film that prioritizes an intersectional female friendship, yet Lilly remains nothing but our Trojan horse into the 1980s Ethiopian refugee crisis.

    September 8, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It ticks nearly every box in the checklist of films you wish you could like more than you actually do.

    September 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The nonlinear film is evocative and compassionate, yet struggles to modulate its disparate narrative threads.

    May 29, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Deeply felt drama about one woman's refugee experience.

    May 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Despite its flaws, Sweetness in the Belly stands as a solid, emotionally driven drama that covers a variety of complicated topics.

    November 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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