Peccadillo Pictures Announces 24th September UK & Irish Theatrical Date For: Sweetheart

A Film by: Marley Morrison 

Film London, BFI, BBC Films, Hazey Jane Films 

‘Sweetheart is a feel-good story that leaves everyone on a high’ – VOGUE

‘A real sense of warmth flows through the film, buoyed by some very British comedic moments, adding a soothing balm to the occasion moment of raw and jagged emotion’  ★★★★★ Kat Hughes, THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS 

Written and directed by Marley Morrison, the sharply observed coming-of-age British comedy stars Jo Hartley (This is England, David Brent: Life on the Road & Eddie the Eagle), Sophia Di Martino who has recently had a starring role in Loki alongside Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson & newcomers Nell Barlow & Ella-Rae Smith. The film delighted critics and audiences at BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival & Best First Feature at Inside Out Toronto. 

No 17-year-old dreams of spending a week with their family in a British Seaside Holiday Park. For socially conscious AJ (Nell Barlow) planning a gap year trip to knit jumpers for elephants is much more appealing. Yet, she finds herself on a four-hour car journey to the Dorset coast with her mum Tina (Jo Hartley, This is England) and little sister Dayna. Her mum determined to spend quality time with her little sweetheart before she flies the nest. 

Joined by pregnant sister Lucy (Sophia di Martino, LOKI) & her boyfriend Steve (Samuel Anderson, The History Boys, Doctor Who), AJ expects this to be ‘a week of hell’. That is, until she lays her eyes on the resident lifeguard Isla (Ella-Rae Smith) who might just be the girl of her dreams. 

Marley Morrison’s debut SWEETHEART captures the ups and downs of first love against the backdrop of the quintessential British family holiday 

The film was commissioned through the Film London’s Microwave scheme backed by the BFI (using funds from the National Lottery) and BBC Films and produced by Hazey Jane Films.

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