The Sweet East

Sean Price Williams, USA 2023, 104’
Polish premiere
The Starling Girl What Doesn't Float

Lilian, like any self-respecting high school student, she dreams of ditching school. However, he pursues her goal with panache. Taking advantage of a coincidence, the girl embarks on a journey through the land of poser anarchists, fallen intellectuals and haughty artists known as the East Coast of the United States.

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Sean Price Williams

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Sean Price Williams is an American cinematographer and film director. As a cinematographer, he has worked with Alex Ross Perry, Albert Maysles and the Safdie brothers, among others. The "New Yorker's" film critic called him one of the most important American independent cinema filmmakers in recent years, who works equally well in feature and documentary. The Sweet East, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, is Williams’s independent, full-length directorial debut.


2004 Sean’s Beach (short)

2011 Eyes Find Eyes (co-dir.)

2021 Robert Downey: Moment to Moment (short)

2022 The Sweet East

Cast & Crew

director Sean Price Williams
screenplay Nick Pinkerton
cinematography Sean Price Williams
editing Stephen Gurewitz
music Paul Grimstad
cast Talia Ryder, Earl Cave, Simon Rex, Ayo Edebiri, Jeremy O. Harris
producer Craig Butta, Alex Coco, Alex Ross Perry
production Base 12 Productions, Marathon Films
sales The Match Factory
language English
coloration colour
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