|Directed by||Benjamin Cleary|
|Written by||Benjamin Cleary|
|Edited by||Nathan Nugent|
|Music by||Jay Wadley|
|Distributed by||Apple TV+|
Swan Song is a 2021 American science fiction romantic drama film written and directed by Benjamin Cleary (in his feature directorial debut). The film stars Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina, Glenn Close, and Adam Beach.
Swan Song was released in select cinemas and on Apple TV+ on December 17, 2021.
When a loving husband and father Cameron Turner is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he is presented with the option of sparing his family grief by having him replaced with a clone. Turner is torn about whether to discuss the option with his wife.
In February 2020, Apple TV+ announced it had acquired the rights to the film, to be written and directed by Benjamin Cleary and star Mahershala Ali. In September, Naomie Harris joined the cast, and Awkwafina and Glenn Close signed on in November. Adam Beach announced he was added to the cast in December.
Principal photography began on November 9, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada and concluded on February 6, 2021. The film was released on December 17, 2021.
On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 79% of 100 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.5/10. The website's consensus reads, "Swan Song occasionally strays on the wrong side of maudlin, but Mahershala Ali's work in dual roles lends this sci-fi drama genuine heart." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 66 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
|22nd Black Reel Awards||Outstanding Actor||Mahershala Ali||Nominated|||
|75th British Academy Film Awards||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2nd Critics' Choice Super Awards||Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie||Nominated|
|Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie||—||Nominated|
|79th Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama||Mahershala Ali||Nominated|||
|18th Irish Film & Television Awards||Best Film||—||Nominated|||
|Best Director||Benjamin Cleary||Nominated|
|Best Editing||Nathan Nugent||Nominated|
|Best Sound||Steve Fanagan||Won|
|Best VFX||Ed Bruce & Manuel Martinez||Nominated|
|Rising Star||Benjamin Cleary||Nominated|||
|53rd NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture||Mahershala Ali||Nominated|||
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