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The Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool

Esteban, an ex-professional swimmer and now instructor, waits for his students to arrive. The four teenagers have one thing in common: their physical disabilities have made outsiders of them all. Diana is bossy; Rodrigo is weak-willed; Dany is an innocent; and Oscar flatly refuses to speak. As one languid, carefree day at the pool runs its course, conflict within the group slowly arises, until the idyllic scene is filled with animosity, rivalries, power games and an unspoken mutual longing for love.


The Swimming Pool


Carlos Machado Quintela

Year of Release:





Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature


66 minutes




Thur 19 Sept, 4.15pm, MovieTowne POS
Tue 01 Oct, 5.30pm, Little Carib Theatre

T+T Premiere

About the Director(s):

Carlos Machado Quintela

Carlos Machado Quintela

Carlos Machado Quintela was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1984. After graduating with a degree in Mass Media from the Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, he studied screenwriting at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in San Antonio de los Baños and wrote and directed several award-winning short films. The Swimming Pool is his first feature film as a director.

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