The Swimmer

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At the French Institute:

FRI 10/06 4pm
SUN 19/06 10pm
In the presence of the director, Adam Kalderon

Title: The Swimmer
Direction: Adam Kalderon
Cast: Omer Perelman, Asaf Jonas, Ofek Cohen, Roy Reshef, Gal Reznik
Production: Ingenue Productions
Distribution: M-Appeal
Genre: Drama
Duration: 90’
Country: Israel
Year: 2021
O.V. in Hebrew. Subtitles in Catalan and Spanish

Festivals: Amsterdam (LGTBI), Atlanta (Jewish Cinema), Belgrade (LGTBI), Guadalajara, Jerusalem, London (LGTBI), Melbourne (LGTBI), Miami (Jewish Cinema), Miami & Fort Lauderdale (LGTBI), Palm Springs, Paris (LGTBI), Belgrade (LGTBI), Seattle (Jewish Cinema), Tallin (Pöff), Taipei, Vilnius (sports cinema)

First showing in Spain

Having earned himself a coveted spot at an elite training camp, talented swimmer Erez finds himself thrust into an unforgiving world of sporting rivalry, battling against his peers for a place on the Israeli Olympic swimming team. Erez is single-minded in his athletic ambition, until he meets handsome fellow swimmer Nevo, with whom he forms an undeniable connection. But this ultra-competitive environment does not tolerate such distractions and Erez is soon warned by his exacting coach to stay away from Nevo – something Erez comes to understand is impossible. A thrilling blend of sports movie and love story, Adam Kalderon’s stylish coming-of-age tale is fraught with heady drama and smouldering sexual tension – not to mention a healthy dose of men in speedos, if that happens to be your thing.