Sweet Thing 2020
1h 31min | Drama | 22 October 2020 (Netherlands)
The story revolves around two siblings and their struggle to find solid ground in the homes of their alcoholic father and negligent mother. The children ultimately run away and find a temporary life for themselves.
I watched this in the Berlin Film Festival 2020: tender, poetic, and brutal in equal measure, Rockwell’s film is filled with poetry that speaks to a child’s resilience in hard times. The film is aesthetically and tonally unique, shot in black and white that recall classical films of yore with bursts of color that reflect the joy and creative sprit of childhood. This is independent film at its finest and in its truest expression — shot with a tiny crew, the film’s rough hewed nature and free-spritedness is only possible without the oversight of the Hollywood machine. Films of this nature are a rare beast in this increasingly commercialized environment. Truly one of a kind gem — my highest recommendation.
Director: Alexandre Rockwell
Writer: Alexandre Rockwell
Stars: Lana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Jabari Watkins
Release Date: 22 October 2020 (Netherlands)
Also Known As: Sweet Thing
Filming Locations: New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.51 GiB
Duration : 1 h 30 min
Overall bit rate : 2 382 kb/s