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Welsh-Egyptian filmmaker Sally El-Hosaini returns, a decade after her debut feature, with a heart-pounding and breaking drama about two Syrian refugees determined to swim at the Rio Olympics. Co-written by British stage and television stalwart Jack Thorne, the film celebrates an astonishing and inspiring achievement.

Directors

  • Sally El Hosaini

Writers

  • Jack Thorne
  • Sally El Hosaini

Cast

  • Matthias Schweighöfer
  • Manal Issa
  • Nathalie Issa

Synopsis

Aspiring swimmers and sisters Yusra and Sara flee their hometown - Syria’s war-torn capital Damascus - in search of safety and embark on a perilous journey to Greece before making their way to Germany and attempting to resume their dream of competing at the Olympics.