Trailer Watch: Syrian Refugee Sisters Dream of the Olympics in “The Swimmers”

Sally El Hosaini follows two sisters from war-torn Syria all the best way to the 2016 Rio Olympics in “The Swimmers.” A brand new trailer for the inspirational drama based mostly on a real story, introduces us to Yusra (Nathalie Issa) and Sara Mardini (Manal Issa), aggressive swimmers whose lives are upended when issues spiral uncontrolled in Damascus. We see them fleeing gunshots and explosions, and coming to the belief that they’ll want to go away their nation and family members behind. The sisters are looking for security in addition to chasing their Olympic goals.

The spot exhibits the twosome embarking on a treacherous journey from the Turkish coast to Europe aboard an inflatable boat with different refugees. They rapidly notice that the vessel can’t help the burden of all of its passengers, so Yusra and Sara resort to swimming.

After they finally arrive in Germany, the sisters start coaching with a neighborhood coach who reveals that an Olympic refugee staff is being shaped. “Swim for me. For everybody who died looking for a brand new life. Swim for all of us,” Sara tells Yusra.

El Hosaini made her function debut with 2012’s “My Brother the Satan.”

“The Swimmers” made its world premiere at this 12 months’s Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition, the place it kicked off the fest. The movie opens in choose theaters November 11 and launches on Netflix November 23. El Hosaini wrote the script with Jack Thorne.


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