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GYFF: Sweetheart (15)

17 September

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Winner of the Audience Award at Glasgow Film Festival 2021, Marley Morrison’s knockout debut feature is a sharply observed coming-of-age story that will make you wince and laugh in painful recognition of universal truths.

Seventeen-year-old AJ (Nell Barlow) is not one of life’s shiny, happy people. A family holiday at a caravan park in Dorset is her idea of hell. A moody misfit, she dresses for concealment and lets everyone know that she would rather be anywhere else. Then she spies flirty, free-spirited lifeguard Isla (Ella-Rae Smith) who might just be the girl of her dreams. Can AJ dare to take a first step on the road to happiness?

This screening will be followed by a recorded Q&A with our Young Programmers in conversation with actor Nell Barlow, who plays AJ.

With thanks to Peccadillo Pictures.

A coming-of-age LGBTQ+ story with heart from first-time feature filmmaker Marley Morrison.

Molly, 18 - GYFF Youth Programmer

A true delight. ★★★★

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  • Director Marley Morrison
  • Cast Nell Barlow, Jo Hartley, Ella-Rae Smith
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2020
  • Running Time 1h34m
  • Certificate N/C 15+

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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