Tuesday 17 May at 7.30pm
SINK OR SWIM (15)
France 2019. 121 minutes. In French with English subtitles. Directed by Gilles Lellouche.
Cast includes Matthieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet and Benoit Poelvoorde.
A bittersweet French comedy about a group of disparate fortysomethings who meet when setting up their local pool’s first ever synchronised swimming team - for men. Together with their coach, a former champion fallen on hard times, the men outface scorn and derision to attempt the impossible. The cast includes some of the best-known faces in contemporary French Cinema, many of whom will be known to film club regulars. Inspired by an intriguing documentary, MEN WHO SWIM (2010), which was also the source material for the British film, SWIMMING WITH MEN.