The Swimmers, streaming on Netflix today

The swimmers, the project dedicated to the true story of the Mardini sisters presented at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival, arrives on Netflix in streaming starting today 23 November 2022.

The swimmersthe project dedicated to the true story of the Mardini sisters presented at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival, arrives on Netflix in stream starting today 23 November 2022 for all users subscribing to the service.

Sally El Hosaini’s film tells the story of two sisters who flee Syria and manage to participate in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016. The director declared, on the occasion of the film’s presentation in Toronto: “I am ecstatic. What an honor and a privilege to open TIFF with the true story of the inspiring Mardini sisters. A multicultural and diverse city like Toronto is the perfect location for the debut of our film that elevates the visibility and voice of refugees, reminding us that the human ability to survive is stronger than most of us know“.

Swimmers

The Swimmers poster

Cameron Bailey, CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, said: “I was deeply moved by the story of these two sisters and loved the storytelling. The Swimmers was the best kind of surprise when we saw the film this summer — it’s an exciting, epic journey and the arrival of a major filmmaker. I am thrilled that viewers in Toronto will be the first to discover Sally El Hosaini’s remarkable film and that on this year’s opening night we will be able to honor all the people who risk everything to achieve a better and safer life.The cast includes Manal Issa, Nathalie Issa, Ahmed Malek, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ali Suliman, Kinda Alloush, James Krishna Floyd, and Elmi Rashid Elmi. El Hosaini also co-wrote the screenplay with Jack Thorne.

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