In the recently released film Swan Song, Oscar winner Mahershala Ali plays Cameron, an illustrator involved in a happy marriage, father of one with another on the way. He’s also terminally ill. This being the future, a medical procedure exists which allows Cameron to be cloned and have his memories and DNA implanted in the clone. The clone then returns to Cameron’s wife Naomie Harris and family, so that they don’t have to deal with the grief of losing him.
In his first leading role, Mahershala Ali takes on a demanding role. Playing both Cameron and his clone. Taking the stereotypical double role, he shaped it with such an amazing level of sensitivity and genuine craft, that he matched his work in his Oscar-winning Moonlight and Th
Swan Song also stars Glenn Close, Adam Beach, Awkwafina and is written for the screen and directed by our guest this week Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary