The sweet east (LUXFILMFEST)
Sélection Officielle - Hors CompétitionSean Price Williams, 104 min, 2023 - United States
A picaresque journey through the cities and woods of the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. Lillian, a high school senior from South Carolina, gets her first glimpse of the wider world on a class trip to Washington, D.C. Separated from her schoolmates, she embarks on a fractured road trip in search of America. Along the way, she falls in with a variety of strange factions–anarchists, neo-nazis, filmmakers, religious zealots–each living out their own alternative realities in our present day. A veritable ‘Alice in Wonderland-esque’ odyssey through the underbelly of America. Captured in Sean Prince Williams’ characteristically dreamy and fluid 16mm camerawork, this is a lighthearted satire of America’s factious cultural climate with an unflappable, eye-rolling teenage heroine as our guide.