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Swans

Swans

Hugo Vieira da Silva

Germany, Portugal | 2011 | Genre: Drama | second feature film | running time: 121’

"The aesthetic is stunning."
Mattias Frey - Senses of cinema

festivals & awards

Forum, Berlinale 2011

synopsis

A father and his teenage son travel to Berlin. The boy has never met his mother who is in hospital with a coma. 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.

info

Swans
original title

Red Cross

genre

Drama

country

Germany, Portugal

running time

121’

produced by

Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH - Germany
Contracosta Produções - Portugal

directed by

Hugo Vieira da Silva

sales

The Match Factory

An unusual impression of Berlin, a strange family, and a fascinating story of coming-of-age and of facing old age.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2008

TFL Awards

Production Award
€ 200.000

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Hugo Vieira da Silva

Scriptwriter, Film Director

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Helge Albers

Production