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Cyril Aris – The Swing #KVIFF53

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An intimate portrait of an elderly couple approaching the end of its life.

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10 min. and 34 sec.

PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Cyril Aris, director of the documentary The Swing.

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Director Cyril Aris presented his new documentary, The Swing, at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere. The documentary sees him filming his grandparents in Lebanon, although the film is equally defined by its universal theme. The mix of personal story and universality is fascinating, as is the private drama which subtly unfolds throughout the film and the themes of memory, loss, aging and more that it deals with.

The Swing: 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.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Cyril Aris
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    The Swing
  • Festival section
    Documentary Films - Competition
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