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The Swimming Pool
Film still from THE SWIMMING POOL. A woman and a man, both dressed, are sitting on the diving tower of an outdoor swimming pool.

Thu 15.09.

  • Director

    Binka Zhelyazkova

  • Bulgaria / 1977
    137 min. / 35 mm / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

An unexpected friendship develops from the encounter of three very different people: young Bela is jilted at her graduation ball and finds herself on the diving board of the swimming pool dressed in an evening gown, as does the 40-odd architect Apostol. The two approach each other cautiously and are joined by Apostol's friend Buffo, an artist who doesn't care about conventions. At the same time, a television crew films a group of former partisans in the pool, without really taking an interest in their lives. As the generations meet, so do different experiences and the fissures of a society caught between the values of yesteryear and those of today, and searching for direction, are revealed.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media
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