Stories Adrift

Yasmine El Rashidi

Yasmine El Rashidi reviews “The Swimmers, by Sally El Hosaini, in the New York Review of Books.

“The Swimmers, directed by the Welsh-Egyptian filmmaker Sally El Hosaini, doesn’t linger long on the usual tropes of retold refugee narratives, which tend to emphasize the struggle of building a new life in the country of arrival (…) instead El Hosaini focuses on the sisters’ continuing pursuit of their Olympian dream.”

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