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19TH edition 11 TO 19 NOVEMBER 2022

The Swimmers

Sally El Hosaini

United Kingdom, USA

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Director's Biography

Sally El Hosaini is an multi-award-winning screenwriter and director. Her acclaimed debut feature, My Brother the Devil (2012), won major prizes at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival. She was chosen by Danny Boyle to direct Babylon, the television series he co-created and produced with Jesse Armstrong for Channel 4 and Sundance TV. An alum of the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs, Sally has been profiled by The Guardian, Screen International, which named her a Star of Tomorrow, BBC America, IndieWire and Variety, which featured her as one of their Brits to Watch. The Swimmers (2022) is her second feature-length film. Sally El Hosaini is an multi-award-winning screenwriter and director. Her acclaimed debut feature, My Brother the Devil (2012), won major prizes at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival. She was chosen by Danny Boyle to direct Babylon, the television series he co-created and produced with Jesse Armstrong for Channel 4 and Sundance TV. An alum of the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs, Sally has been profiled by The Guardian, Screen International, which named her a Star of Tomorrow, BBC America, IndieWire and Variety, which featured her as one of their Brits to Watch. The Swimmers (2022) is her second feature-length film.

2022
134
English
Ven 18 / 19h30 / Salle des Ministres
Sam 19 / 10h00 / Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

Based on a true story, The Swimmers follows a journey from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Two young sisters embark on a harrowing trek as refugees, putting both their hearts and their champion swimming skills to heroic use.
Director : Sally El Hosaini
Producer : Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Ali Jaafar, Tim Cole
Screenwriter : Jack Thorne, Sally El Hosaini
Cinematographer : Christopher Ross
Editor : Iain Kitching
Sound : Ben Barker
Music : Steven Price
Matthias Schweighöfer, Ali Suliman, Roderick Hill
Production Company : Working Title Films
International Sales : Netflix

Pays

United Kingdom, USA

année

2022

durée

134

langue

English