SWANS

By Hugo VIEIRA DA SILVA

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Drama - Completed 2011

An unusual impression of Berlin, a strange family, and a fascinating story
of coming-of-age and of facing old age. A haunting exploration of the many
facets of love and desire.

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& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2011
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    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 126 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hugo VIEIRA DA SILVA
    • Writer(s)
    • Hugo VIEIRA DA SILVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Helge ALBERS (Flying Moon)
    • Synopsis
    • A father and his teenage son travel to Berlin. The boy has never met his mother who is in hospital with a koma. The father is confronted by his uncertain past. Both are unsettled by the winter gloom in the unfamiliar big city, and by the hostile environment of the hospital. The mother’s flat where both are lodging is equally unwelcoming. They meet a mysterious and beautiful woman there, the mother’s flat mate. While the boy explores the city, the father waits for the mother to recover. The film evokes an atmosphere oscillating between desire and anonymity, the fear of personal proximity and of death, between boredom and physical excess on a skateboard. It presents an unusual impression of Berlin, involving a fascinating coming-of-age story and of facing up to old age. It is a haunting exploration of the many facets of love and desire.
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