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The Swing

Directed by Cyril Aris

On the eve of his 90th birthday, life hangs by a thread for Antoine as he anticipates the visit of his daughter gone on a journey to South America, while his wife for 65 years, Viviane, also suffering from the aches of old age, endures an excruciating double sentencing: dealing with her daughter’s tragic death, and, concealing this unbearable truth from her husband – truth that would inevitably end the last beats of his fragile heart.

Festivals & Awards


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic 2018 - Official Selection

Cinemed, Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier 2018 - Official Selection

Open City Documentary Film Festival 2018 - Closing Night Film

El-Gouna Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2018 - In Competition

MedFilm festival - In Competition

Beirut Cinema Days 2019 - Official Selection

Minsk International Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection

ALFILM Arab Film Festival 2019 – Official Selection

Budapest International Documentary Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection

Black Movie - Geneva International Independent Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection

Royal Film Commission of Jordan 2019 - Special Screening

Sudan Independent Film Festival 2019 – Official Selection

Haifa Independent Film Festival 2019 – Official Selection

El-Gouna Bronze Star Award - El Gouna Film Festival

Honourable Mention - Open City Documentary Festival

Jury Prize - Medfilm Festival

Special Mention - Budapest International Documentary Festival

Atlanta Film Festival 2019 - Official Selection

Istanbul Independent Film Festival 2019 - Unknown Knowns

Original Title

  • The Swing
  • Lebanon
  • 2018
  • 74 min.
  • Arabic, French, Italian

Cast

  • Antoine Aris
  • Viviane Aris
  • Toufic Aris
  • Marie-Therese Aris

Genre

  • Documentary
  • Drama

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The Night
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No Filters. The Unconventional Cinema Of Claudio Caligari
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The Nearest Human Being
Marco Coppola
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Aspromonte. Land Of The Forgotten
Mimmo Calopresti
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