Swan Song

When Cameron is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he considers a controversial solution to shield his family from grief.

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Image from Swan Song

USA 2021
Dir Benjamin Cleary
With Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina, Adam Beach
Certificate 15
An Apple Original Films release

Set in the near future, Swan Song is a powerful, emotional journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father with only a few months to live who is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief. As Cameron grapples with whether or not to alter his family's fate, he learns more about life and love than he ever imagined. The film explores how far we will go, and how much we're willing to sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people we love. This emotionally compelling and thought-provoking story is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Benjamin Cleary.

Julie Pearce, Head of Distribution and Programme Operations

AD (Audio Description) available at all screenings. The screenings on Sun 19 Dec 12:30 Studio and Wed 22 Dec 14:40 Studio will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

Tickets on sale to BFI Patrons and Champions from Mon 1 Nov 11:30; to BFI Members from Tue 2 Nov 11:30 and to the general public Thu 4 Nov 11:30.