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Sweet Thing

A touching road movie with 15-year-old Billie, her younger brother Nico and their friend Malik, who flee their desolate home situation.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Due to the lockdown, Rialto will be closed until January 20th. This means that today there are no screenings.

Sweet Thing

15-year-old Billie and her younger brother Nico live with their father Adam in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Adam is a kind man who genuinely loves his children, but he cannot leave the booze alone. Their mother Eve has abandoned them some time ago to move in with her new boyfriend. When Adam gets sent to rehab to dry out, Billie and Nico decide to go and live with their mother. As it turns out, her new beau is also a drinker as well as a truly obnoxious guy. The siblings run away with their new friend Malik, heading for Florida, where Malik's father supposedly lives.

In this touching road movie, largely shot in black and white, director Alexandre Rockwell tells a story of failed family relations and children's universal longing for love and security. He cast his own children, Lana and Nico Rockwell, while Eve is played by Rockwell's wife Karyn Parsons.

NRC Handelsblad