Sweetness in the Belly directed by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari will have its world premiere at TIFF 2019 in September. The film is based on the book of the same name by Camila Gibb. It will be part of the festival’s Discovery – Directors to watch program. TIFF Discovery presents 37 films from emerging filmmakers representing 35 countries.

Sweetness in the Belly stars Dakota Fanning, Wunmi Mosaku, Kunal Nayyar and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. It follows Lilly Abdal (Fanning), a refugee living in London. Orphaned in Ethiopia as a child, Lily experiences her parents’ homeland in England as a refugee escaping a civil war.

Colour by Drake Conrad

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