The Swing • 1h 13m
"...the kind of intimate portrait that captivates purely on the basis of what it reveals about the pain and the complexity of the human experience." Hollywood Reporter
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Open City Docs Fest
El Gouna Film Festival
Filmmaker Cyril Aris' directs his camera toward his family at a time in which they make the difficult decision to lie to the family patriarch, Aris' grandfather, about his daughter. Simply shot, hugely personal and intimate, and absolutely fascinating due to the complex ethical choices being made by the family, it's a revealing look at the ways in which families utilize untruths for what they perceive to be the greater good.
Lebanon - 2018 - 1h 15m
Directed By: Cyril Aris
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