World Perspectives / UK premiere

The Swimming Pool (La Piscina)

  • Carlos Machado Quintela /
  • Cuba, Venezuela /
  • 2012 /
  • 66 mins

Raúl Capote, Mónica Molinet, Felipe García, Carlos Javier Martínez / Fiction / Spanish

An unusual, enigmatic visual treat from Cuba bound to make a splash.

On a hot summer morning four teenagers, all differently disabled, gather in a public swimming pool to train with their coach. During the course of the day very little happens, but unspoken feelings, rivalries and power games among the members of the group surface. Shot in glorious CinemaScope, unsentimental to its subjects and laconic in length, this contemplative debut unfolds at a hypnotic pace into an immersive experience, painting an intimate snapshot of these five outcasts.

2013 Archive

Book Tickets

Bulk Buy
Buy 10 or more tickets for different films* and get a 35% discount.
Buy 6-9 different films* and get a 25% discount.
*excludes Opening and Closing

Want to save for later?

Login or Register to add this movie to 'My EIFF'. Build a list of all the movies you want to see during the festival and share it with your friends!


Login or Register to post / report comments

There are currently no comments.

2016 Festival Diary:

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Click on a day to highlight movies on that day.

Films by Continent


Share this page

Share this Film Festival page with your friends and family.

Find Films By Strand

EIFF is split into Strands. Use them to help find your films.

What are the strands?

Featured Trailer