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SINK OR SWIM LE GRAND BAIN

COMEDY / FRANCE / 2018 / 122 MINS / M

FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Actor-turned-director Gilles Lellouche (In Safe Hands (Pupille) at this year’s Festival) has pulled off a box office coup with his directorial debut, Sink or Swim – almost four million ticket sales, an even bigger hit than C’est la vie! (AF FFF2018) in which he starred – and a standing ovation at the film’s premiere at Cannes.

For this film, Lellouche also shows off his pulling power by gathering an impressive cast of French A-list acting talent – AF FFF stalwart and audience favourite Mathieu Amalric, Jean-Hugues Anglade (Betty Blue, Nikita), Guillaume Canet (French Riviera, AF FFF2015, Rock and Roll, AF FFF2018) and Benoît Poelvoorde (Saint Amour, AF FFF2017),  just to name a few.

A disparate group of 40-somethings – all in the throes of mid-life crises – form a localswimming pool’s inaugural, males-only synchronised swimming team. Staring down ongoing ridicule and contempt from all angles, they engage a fallen champion, Delphine (Virginie Efira, In Bed With Victoria, AF FFF2017; An Impossible Love and Keep Going at this year’s Festival) as their coach, supported by her tough-as-nails former swim partner, Amanda (Leïla Bekhti, A Man in a Hurry at this year’s Festival). Unwittingly, the team members embark on an unlikely journey of redemption that sees each one of them rebuild some sense of their self-worth.

Despite thematic comparisons to 1997’s hugely successful British comedy, The Full Monty,Sink or Swim is an unashamedly French take on the challenges of 21st century masculinity. Stripped bare, this film embodies a good old-fashioned underdog-overcoming-the-oddstale told to perfection.

DIRECTED BY: GILLES LELLOUCHE

STARRING: GUILLAUME CANET, MATHIEU AMALRIC, JEAN-HUGUES ANGLADE, VIRGINIE EFIRA, MARINA FOÏS, BENOÎT POELVOORDE

NOMINATED: Best Film, Prix Louis Delluc 2018
NOMINATED: Best Film, Best Actor, Globes de Cristal Awards 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Out of Competition Cannes Film Festival 2018

Sessions

      Opening Night, Closing Night
      Special Event, Q&A
      Encore Screenings
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BUY  3:20 PMWed 6 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:50 PMWed 6 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:50 PMThu 7 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  6:15 PMThu 7 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:00 PMFri 8 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:15 PMSat 9 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  8:20 PMSat 9 MarHayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY  12:45 PMSun 10 MarPalace Verona
BUY  1:20 PMMon 11 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:45 PMMon 11 MarPalace Central
BUY  7:00 PMTue 12 MarPalace Verona
BUY  1:30 PMWed 13 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:40 PMWed 13 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:15 PMThu 14 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:50 PMFri 15 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:50 PMSat 16 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  6:00 PMSat 16 MarHayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY  3:30 PMSun 17 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:20 PMMon 18 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:50 PMTue 19 MarPalace Verona
BUY  3:50 PMWed 20 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:45 PMThu 21 MarPalace Central
BUY  8:30 PMThu 21 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:50 PMFri 22 MarPalace Verona
BUY  1:20 PMSat 23 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:30 PMSun 24 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  5:45 PMSun 24 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:40 PMMon 25 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:10 PMTue 26 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  6:00 PMWed 27 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  1:20 PMThu 28 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:20 PMThu 28 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:10 PMFri 29 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:10 PMSat 30 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:40 PMSun 31 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:40 PMSun 31 MarPalace Verona
BUY  6:00 PMMon 1 AprChauvel Cinema
BUY  6:10 PMTue 2 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:20 PMWed 3 AprPalace Verona
BUY  8:50 PMThu 4 AprChauvel Cinema
BUY  3:40 PMFri 5 AprChauvel Cinema
BUY  3:50 PMSat 6 AprPalace Central
BUY  5:30 PMSun 7 AprHayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY  5:45 PMSun 7 AprPalace Central
BUY  8:10 PMSun 7 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:20 PMMon 8 AprPalace Central
BUY  8:40 PMMon 8 AprChauvel Cinema
BUY  3:45 PMTue 9 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:00 PMTue 9 AprPalace Central
BUY  4:00 PMWed 10 AprPalace Norton St.

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