Archive of films The Swing / The Swing
2018, 74 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
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.
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.
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)
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About the film
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Cyril Aris|
|Contact:||Cyril Aris, Alibi Communications|