Its impact comes not only from the real-life events it’s depicting, but also the way in which it frames this now-familiar tale; a triumph of human – and particularly female – will against adversity and a celebration of those who would seek a better life, despite the costs.
Great movie, I watch it many times never got bored. It is very realistic. Details are amazing. Actors are so real. Sad and happy at the same time. This kind of feelings cant be created without great director and great actors.
A remarkable movie that documents the often ignored plight of migrants fleeing war zones and failed states. This is a true story of 2 sisters and their indomitable will to survive and thrive, for themselves, their dreams and their families. The horrors of the land and sea passage, at the mercy of predatory smugglers and coyotes, are accurately depicted here. There is a humanizing element, but a well-balanced portrayal of both sides of the coin, where these fleeing persons are treated with the milk of human kindness and the bitterness of inhuman cruelty. The director keeps the story real, light-hearted and fun, avoiding depicting this difficult passage as some romantic road trip. Rather the harsh realities of migrants are shown effectively, especially the tremendous risks they take crossing borders. What pushes people to such desperation? Those living comfortable lives cannot really declare migrants as parasites until they themselves fall on hard times, often through no fault of their own. It is equally rewarding to follow the real-world progress of Yusra Mardini as she continues to pursue her family's passion for swimming, and Sara Mardini who seemed scarred by her crossing of the deadly ocean on a sinking raft. I will eagerly follow the outcome of both their trials in life.
One issue with here is there’s so much plot, alongside a persistent desire to frame and underscore every one of this journey’s universal resonances, that it’s hard not to feel bogged down in ideas and details.
Destined to make audiences weep, The Swimmers is no doubt a crowd-pleaser with an important message about the growing refugee crisis worldwide, and Yusra’s story is one worth telling. It’s a pity the filmmakers couldn’t take the time to see her life as more than just a vessel for this message.
A story about the desire for a better future and the desire to capitalize on a dream, based on persistence and the desire to survive. Inspired by real events, the only thing it doesn't provoke is indifference.
O filme demora a engrenar, e a câmera meio tremida é chata demais. Mas a cena do bote em alto mar é realmente muito boa, consegue transmitir toda a sensação de perigo da situação.
Trata-se de um filme sobre refugiados sírios e seus objetivos de vida, um drama que certamente atinge milhares de pessoas, e é possível que vejamos outros sobre o tema, uma vez que há várias vidas que se arriscaram a atravessar o mar em busca de algo melhor.
Apesar de toda tensão, o final é meio good vibes, talvez para passar uma mensagem otimista, embora jamais esqueça o poder que tem toda essa história.
Inspiring no doubt about it, however much of what it proposes on most occasions only focuses on manipulating the viewer, and of course with a story like that was to be expected, but you have to criticize things as they are.
The movie itself is not bad, but its whole structure is focused on putting one problematic situation after another that they managed to get out of, and that's the inspiring thing, but in the end you don't know **** about them, because the script wasn't interested in them but in what they survived. The rest flows fine, but that's pretty much it.
It wouldn't have been a shareable film if towards the end there hadn't been the older sister's speech to the younger one: in Levi's terms, she invites her to compete not only for the saved but also for the drowned, those who didn't make it. It's the moment when Sally El Hosaini takes off from the issue of refugees to that of outcasts of all kinds.