The Swimming Pool | La Piscine (N/C 18+)

Jacques Deray’s breakthrough film was the first in a series of glossy box office hits that placed him in the first rank of successful French mainstream filmmakers throughout the Seventies. It’s a tour de force of erotic languor turning into fear and horror. Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul (Romy Schneider and Alain Delon) spend their vacation in a villa near St Tropez. The main feature of the villa is a swimming pool, around which revolves most of the action. After a visit Marianne invites former lover Harry (Maurice Ronet) and his teenage daughter Penelope (a young Jane Birkin) to stay. Tension between the adults rises especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope. The consequences are deadly in a game of sexual jealousy and possessiveness. Newly restored version.

Cast Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin 

Dir Jacques Deray | 1969 | France, Italy | 108 mins | Int sales Unzero film

Superbly controlled psychological thriller. – The Guardian


FILM SHOWING

Chichester Cinema at New Park                 Sun 10 Nov 18:30 

Edinburgh Filmhouse                                    Mon 11 Nov 18:00 

London Ciné Lumière                                     Wed 13 Nov 18:15 

Aberdeen Belmont                                          Tue 19 Nov 18:00 

Dundee DCA                                                       Sat 30 Nov 15:00 

Ipswich Film Theatre                                   Thu 5 Dec (check website for times)

 Nottingham Broadway                              Wed 11 Dec (check website for times)


TRAILER

 

Changes

Below are changes from the printed brochure.
The website details are up to date.
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TYNESIDECINEMA: Young Ahmed is now on Mon 2 December and not Mon 9 Dec as adverstised in our brochure.

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As a result of the French National Strike from 5 Dec

François Armanet (Oh les Filles!)

and The Primavista Quartet (Nana)

are unable to appear in person for their screenings.
The screenings will still go ahead as billed at the Regent Street Cinema.
Oh les Filles Sat 7 Dec 16:00
Nana Sun 8 Dec 14:00

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Glasgow Grosvenor time changes
A Faithful Man Mon 25 Nov 13:05
Just a Breath Away  Tues 26 Nov 11:20
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The following do not screen at Heart of Hawick:
Just a Breath Away
To The Four Winds
When Margaux Meets Margaux
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I Lost my Body has been withdrawn in Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.
Check out on Timetables for replacements

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