Directed by Veit Helmer
Veit Helmer's inspired, visually imaginative debut is "...the kind of movie
that might one day find itself in the hall of fame of surreal movie
weirdness alongside cult favorites like Eraserhead, Delicatessen
and the avant-garde frolics of Guy Maddin" (Stephen Holden, New York
Times). Denis Lavant (Lovers on the Bridge, Beau Travail) stars
as a swimming pool attendant constantly making repairs to the decaying
structure. There he meets a beautiful woman and leads an effort to save the
quirky, watery refuge. Filmed in black and white and tinted in different
color shades, this whimsical fairy tale is told almost entirely in mime.
Shot in an abandoned Bulgarian indoor pool, it shows the influence of the
silent cinema but never feels less than fresh and exciting. 86 minutes.