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The Sweetness

Directed by Jessica Barclay Lawton
2022
Australia
12 minutes
All Ages
The ruminating thoughts of a widow living off-the-grid in the wake of Cyclone Yasi.
As Bonny wanders the lush cane fields and pastures of her Queensland home, she reflects on family and the choices she’s made in life.

Screens with The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone and Warrawong... the windy place on the hill.

Special Guest

Jessica Barclay Lawton
Director
JESSICA BARCLAY LAWTON is a Naarm (Melbourne)-based writer-director. Her work is raw and intimate, characterised by a hybrid style that combines documentary and narrative practises. Lawton is a TIFF Filmmaker Lab and MIFF Accelerator Lab alumna, and TIFF Share Her Journey Fellow.

'The Sweetness' is screening with:

Documentary Australia Award Trio
Mon 13 June, 5:15pm, Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 5
Documentary Australia Award Trio
Thu 16 June, 4:15pm, State Theatre
Program Strand
Documentary Australia Award
Year
2022
Classification
All Ages
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Jessica Barclay Lawton
Producer
Jessica Barclay Lawton
Cinematographer
Alex Cardy
Editor
Delaney Murphy
Genre
Women Directors, Documentary, Australian Films
Company Credits
Production Company: Circadian Films
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