Sink or Swim

Showings

Landmark’s E Street Cinema Theater 4 Sun, Apr 28 8:15 PM
French Embassy La Maison Française Fri, May 3 8:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Genre:The Lighter Side
Production Country:France/Belgium
Original Language:French
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gilles Lellouche

Description

Gilles Lellouche's warm and amusing film poses this question: Can a loose collection of mismatched oddballs come together to find success as a male synchronized-swimming team? The absurdity of the premise is matched by the sincere commitment of a group of barely athletic men bonding over this seemingly impossible task. After all, their coach (Virginie Efira) spends practice time reading the great works of poetry and literature to them while they thrash about in the water. When the team discovers that there is a world championship men's synchronized swimming competition taking place in Norway and no team from France has signed up yet, dreams kick into high gear in a fevered quest for glory. While each member's story is explored, especially hilarious is the droll Benoît Poelvoorde as Marcus, whose failing hot-tub business leads him to concoct all manner of fanciful schemes to shortcut the path to success.—Dave Nuttycombe

 

Security Rules for Screenings at the Embassy of France

Film tickets at the Embassy of France must be purchased in advance.
Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy. If purchasing multiple tickets for additional guests, please email filmfestdc@filmfestdc.org with your order number and the names of all those attending. 

Due to strict security measures, please allow extra time for security screening.
Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage the use of taxi, ride sharing or public transportation.