The Swing

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    The Swing

    Directed by

    Lebanon

    2018

    74 min

    • French
    • Arabic
    • Italian

    Documentary

    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.

    Awards

    • Bronze Star - El Gouna FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Antoine Aris
    Viviane Aris
    Toufic Aris
    Marie-Thérèse Aris
    Cinematography
    Cyril Aris
    Editing
    Cyril Aris
    Music
    Paul Tyan
    Production
    CYRIL ARIS

    Press

    Cyril Aris

    Cyril Aris

    Lebanon

    Lebanese writer/director. His feature documentary, THE SWING (2018), premiered in Karlovy Vary and won awards in El-Gouna, Rome, London, Budapest and Tunisia. The Hollywood reporter called it an ‘intimate and moving […] meditation on truth, love and lies in the face of illness and death’. His fiction short THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT (2017), premiered in Toronto (TIFF) and played in over 60 film festivals.
    Aris holds an MFA from Columbia University and is a voting member in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®. Currently, he is in development for his first fiction feature, ‘It’s a Sad and Beautiful World’, selected at the 2019 TIFF Filmmaker Lab, the Screenwriter Colony in Nantucket, the Cine-Gouna platform in Egypt, a residency at the Cité-des-Arts in Paris, and won the A.R.T award at the 4th Beirut Cinema Platform.

    Selected Filmography