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      Sweetland

      2023 1h 45m Drama List
      Reviews The scarcely populated town of Sweetland is in slow decline when the mainland government offers each islander a generous resettlement package. The sole stipulation is that everyone must leave. But enigmatic Moses Sweetland refuses. Motivated by a sense of history, haunted by mistakes of his youth and concerned that his autistic nephew Jesse will wilt on the mainland, Moses holds his ground despite violent opposition from other islanders. As he manages a diminishing food supply and battles the ravages of the weather, the border between the natural world and the supernatural world blur and he finds himself moved to acts of increasing desperation, only to be stymied again and again by the ruins of memory and the fierce will of nature. Read More Read Less

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      Dorothy Woodend The Tyee (British Columbia) The film combines the crepuscular gloom and humour in the soil of this odd country of ours into a hardy yet poignant offering. It’s a thing of harsh beauty. Jun 6, 2024 Full Review Matthew Simpson That Shelf It is, in short, a good film, and a good Canadian film, and one worth seeing. May 19, 2024 Full Review Chris Knight Original Cin As a filmgoer with a fondness for one-person-alone narratives, I found Sweetland to be supremely moving. But the underlying moral is that no man is an island, even when he lives on one. Rated: A-minus May 18, 2024 Full Review Anne Brodie What She Said immensely profound character study, set within a darkened palette, mostly silent, it tries our patience but also strikes deep emotions. Rated: 4/4 May 17, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The scarcely populated town of Sweetland is in slow decline when the mainland government offers each islander a generous resettlement package. The sole stipulation is that everyone must leave. But enigmatic Moses Sweetland refuses. Motivated by a sense of history, haunted by mistakes of his youth and concerned that his autistic nephew Jesse will wilt on the mainland, Moses holds his ground despite violent opposition from other islanders. As he manages a diminishing food supply and battles the ravages of the weather, the border between the natural world and the supernatural world blur and he finds himself moved to acts of increasing desperation, only to be stymied again and again by the ruins of memory and the fierce will of nature.
      Director
      Christian Sparkes
      Producer
      Allison White
      Screenwriter
      Christian Sparkes
      Production Co
      Sara Fost Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 45m