Play Dates


October 8 – 14        West Los Angeles, CA        LAEMMLE'S ROYAL

October 16 – 17        Wilmington, DE        THEATER N

October 24, 27 – 28        Ottawa, ON        BYTOWNE CINEMA

October 29 – November 4        Santa Barbara, CA        SBIFF RIVIERA THEATRE

November 11 – 12        Ithaca, NY        CORNELL CINEMA

November 12 – 13, 19 – 20        Bloomington, IN        RYDER FILM SERIES

November 14        Toronto, ON        TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX

December 4 – 5        Detroit, MI        DETROIT FILM THEATRE

La Piscine Play Dates

Poster by Laurent Durieux


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
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 124 minutes

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

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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