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Play Dates

May 29 – 30        Washington, DC        SUNS CINEMA

June 30        Madison, WI        UW CINEMATHEQUE

July 7        Brooklyn, NY        BAM ROSE CINEMAS

La Piscine Play Dates

Poster by Laurent Durieux

About

France/Italy, 1969
Director: Jacques Deray
Producer: Gérard Beytout
Cast: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin
Screenwriter: Jean-Claude Carrière, Jacques Deray
Based on the story by Jean-Emmanuel Conil
Cinematography: Jean-Jacques Tarbès
Music: Michel Legrand
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 124 minutes

Synopsis:
Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) and Marianne (Romy Schneider) indulge in their passion for each other while borrowing a friend's luxurious villa in the south of France. When the friend (Maurice Ronet) and his daughter (Jane Birkin) arrive unexpectedly, rivalries and insecurities surface and events take a sinister turn.

Reviews and Quotes 2

“ICILY EROTIC! 
Seething passion and emotional chaos lie beneath the symbolically placid surface of the villa’s swimming pool,
which becomes the site for both seduction and violent revenge.”
— Dave Kehr, The New York Times

“Romy Schneider’s crowning cinematic moment, where she delivered her most enchanting onscreen performance.”
— Manon Garrigues, Vogue Paris

“Erotic languor turns gradually into fear and then horror in this gripping and superbly controlled thriller... 
The pool is a primordial swamp of desire, a space in which there is nothing to do but laze around, furtively looking at semi-naked bodies.”
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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