The Netflix authentic film The Swimmers, starring Lebanese actresses and real-life sisters, Nathalie and Manal Issa, opened the forty seventh annual Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant (TIFF).
Nathalie and Manal performed the position of sisters Yusra and Sara Mardini, who flee Syria’s war-torn capital Damascus to hunt refuge in Europe.
They first cross Lebanon and Turkey, after which take a deadly and miraculous journey, as they get caught within the Aegean Sea, in an overcrowded refugees’ boat.
The sisters, and others who might swim, ensured the security of the drowning passengers and helped them to get to shore. Yusra and Sara Mardini then make it to Greece and continued to Germany.
Directed by Swedish-Egyptian Sally El Hosaini, the film is predicated on the true story of Yusra, who was chosen to compete for the first-ever Refugee Olympic Workforce in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. In the meantime, her sister Sarah grew to become energetic in serving to refugees.
The Swimmers‘ solid additionally contains Egyptian Ahmed Malek, German Matthias Schweighöfer, Palestinian Ali Suliman, Syrian Kinda Alloush, and Somali-English Elmi Rashid Elmi.
Right here is The Swimmers’ official teaser:
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