US director’s Song of Sway Lake makes long-awaited red-carpet debut

Ari Gold's film follows two friends' search for a rare vinyl record

LAST UPDATED: 13 Nov, 2017 @ 13:50
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AMERICAN film director Ari Gold hailed the Evolution Mallorca Film Festival after his movie Song of Sway Lake opened the week-long event.

The film,which stars Rory Culkin and Robert Sheehan, follows two young friends’ search for a rare 1940s vinyl record at an idyllic lake-side mansion.

Gold and Hollywood stars Paul Haggis and Colm Meaney were among the red-carpet guests at Palma’s Teatre Principal for the film’s European premiere.

“It’s about a search for a lost record, but it’s more about the human heart. About people who are trapped in the past,” explained Gold.

“[By the end of the film] the ice that covers that covers their heart is melting.”

Making his first visit to Mallorca, the director revealed he hired a scooter and drove around Deia, Soller and Valldemossa.

Gold, who is also a musician, said art should ‘wake up the human spirit’.

“We have to evolve, or we die,” he added, in a nod to the festival’s name.

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