The Swing


Viviane and Antoine have lived together for 65 years, and while she still has her strength, he has long been bedridden. At a certain point physical weakness is extremely difficult to face, so the family try to keep Antoine’s spirit alive. This documentary poem plays out in an imagined state of limbo, in which a person awaits the approaching end of life: even if it assuages a harrowing internal disquiet. A heavy lyrical portrait brightened by the warming rays of loved ones’ smiles.
Cyril Aris | Lebanon | Documentary | 2018 | 74 min