Film The Swing / The Swing Add to your ''My films'' list

Lebanon
2018, 74 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition

  524 Tuesday 3/7 18:30 Small Hall
  6K3 Wednesday 4/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  852 Friday 6/7 11:30 Cinema B

Viviane and Antoine have lived together for 65 years, and while she still has her strength, he has long been bedridden. And so no one is able or has any desire to tell the weakened old man the distressing news that his beloved daughter has suddenly died. Indeed, the grief might cause his death… A heavy, lyrical portrait brightened by the warming rays of loved ones’ smiles.


Synopsis

Viviane and Antoine have lived together for 65 years, and while she still has her strength, he has long been bedridden. At a certain point physical weakness is extremely difficult to face, so the family at least try to keep Antoine’s spirit alive. The news that their adored, devoted, and incredibly loving daughter Marie-Thérèse has tragically died is so devastating that no one manages or even wants to tell the weakened old man. Indeed, the grief might bring on his death… This documentary poem plays out in an imagined state of limbo, in which a person awaits the approaching end of life: even if it assuages a harrowing internal disquiet, it brings others only pain. A heavy lyrical portrait brightened by the warming rays of loved ones’ smiles.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Cyril Aris (b. 1987, Beirut, Lebanon). Selected filmography: Beirut, I Love You (I Love You Not) (2011–12, TV series); Siham (2013, short); Farewell (2013, short); The President’s Visit (2017, short)

Contacts

Cyril Aris


E-mail: cyril.aris@gmail.com

Alibi Communications
Bergstraat 158, 3010, Kessel-Lo
Belgium
Tel: +32 495 773 882, +32 477 982 584
E-mail: brigittaportier@alibicommunications.be, garywalsh@alibicommunications.be
www: www.alibicommunications.be

Press kit



About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Cyril Aris
Dir. of Photography: Cyril Aris
Music: Paul Tyan
Editor: Cyril Aris
Producer: Cyril Aris
Contact: Cyril Aris, Alibi Communications
   
www: http://www.cyrilaris.com/#/theswing/

Guests

Cyril Aris

Film Director

Toufic Aris

Protagonist


Karl Noujaim

Other

Brigitta Portier

Publicist


YouTube

© 2018 Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary: festival@kviff.com +420 221 411 011 All contacts

HistoryHistory GalleryGallery
Passes, tickets, reservationsPasses, tickets, reservations Festival DailyFestival Daily
HistoryHistory ContactsContacts
Archive of filmsArchive of films KVIFF TalksKVIFF Talks
Industry Days July 1 - 4Industry Days July 1 - 4 ContactsContacts
Press accreditationPress accreditation ContactsContacts
HistoryHistory GalleryGallery
HistoryHistory Festival GuideFestival Guide