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Water Lilies

Water Lilies

cast: Pauline Acquart, Adèle Haenel, Louise Blachère

year: 2007

colour: no


director: Céline Sciamma

runtime: 85

It's summer in the suburbs, and the town's swimming pool is the centre of attention. The local synchronised swimming team is doing well, and competition for places is fierce. Marie, Anne and Florian are 15, and this will be the summer they learn a lot about desire. Anne fancies a boy, François, but he only has eyes for Florian; Marie is similarly captivated by Florian, and neglects her friendship with Anne as a result. And as for Florian, she's so adept at using her physical charms to manipulate that her true desires are hard to fathom...


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