The True Story of Syrian Refugee Sisters in 'The Swimmers' Trailer
by Alex Billington
November 1, 2022
"Swim for me, for everyone who died trying to find a new life. Swim for all of us." Netflix has debuted the full trailer for The Swimmers, a true story movie made by a Welsh-Egyptian filmmaker named Sally El-Hosaini. This already premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month, and will be out on Netflix later this month. From war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics, two sisters embark on a harrowing journey as refugees, putting both their hearts and champion swimming skills to heroic use. Based on the true story of the miraculous journey made by swimming sisters Yusra & Sarah Mardini who fled as refugees from war-torn Syria all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Starring Nathalie Issa (as Yusra) and Manal Issa (as Sara) as the two sisters, plus Matthias Schweighöfer, Ahmed Malek, James Krishna Floyd, Nahel Tzegai, with Kinda Alloush and Ali Suliman. Worth a watch! This really does look like a remarkable, inspiring, powerful story told beautifully for the screen. Good reviews out of TIFF, too. Take a look below.
Here's the full-length official trailer for Sally El-Hosaini's The Swimmers, direct from YouTube:
You can rewatch the first teaser trailer for El-Hosaini's The Swimmers here, for the first look again.
Based on a true story, The Swimmers follows the journey from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Two young sisters embark on a harrowing journey as refugees, putting both their hearts and champion swimming skills to heroic use. Starring Nathalie Issa, Manal Issa, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ahmed Malek, James Krishna Floyd, Nahel Tzegai, Kinda Alloush and Ali Suliman. The Swimmers is directed by Welsh-Egyptian filmmaker Sally El-Hosaini, her second feature after making My Brother the Devil previously, as well as a few short films. The screenplay written by El Hosaini and multi-award-winning screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne. Produced by Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner alongside Ali Jaafar and Tim Cole. Premiering at TIFF 2022 later this month. Netflix will then release El-Hosaini's The Swimmers streaming on Netflix starting on November 23rd, 2022 this fall. Stay tuned for updates. Look any good?
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