Ahead of its World Premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, Netflix has unveiled the official teaser trailer for ‘The Swimmers,’ based on the incredible true story of two young sisters who inspired the world.
The film tells the true story of swimming sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini’s miraculous journey as refugees from war-torn Syria, all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Helmed by Welsh Egyptian director/writer, Sally El Hosaini, whose last film My Brother the Devil (2013) premiered at Sundance Film Festival winning the World Cinema Cinematography: Dramatic prize before securing El Hosaini the Best British Newcomer prize at the BFI London Film Festival and Best European Film at Berlinale.
The roles of Yusra and Sarah Mardini are played by Lebanese actresses and real-life sisters, Manal and Nathalie Issa.
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The film launches in cinemas in November and on the streamer from November 23rd.