The Sweet East

Marking the directorial debut of Sean Price Williams, the accomplished cinematographer recognized for his work on critically acclaimed indie films from the last decade (like Listen Up Phillip and Good Time), as highlighted by The New Yorker, this surreal road movie embarks on a captivating adventure. Talia Ryder stars as Lillian, a high school senior who foregoes her school trip to embark on a journey through the cities and forests of the East Coast of the United States.


Screened at Cannes Director’s Fortnight, this film delves into the fragility and contradictions of American society. The stellar cast includes rising stars such as Ayo Edebiri and Jacob Elordi.


Year: 2023
Runtime: 104′
Country: USA
Direction: Sean Price Williams
Screenplay: Nick Pinkerton
Cast: Talia Ryder, Earl Cave, Simon Rex
Cinematography: Sean Price Williams
Genre: Drama, Road Movie
Subtitles: Bandaparte
Contact: Caramel

Wins & nominations

2023: Deauville Film Festival – Revelations Prize and Jury Prize
2023: Valladolid Film Festival