The Together Project France, Iceland 2016 | 83 min | OV with german s.t. | Colour | FF 2016
Sólveig AnspachSólveig Anspach (1960-2015) was born of an Icelandic woman and a US man and studied at the Fémis film school in Paris. After numerous documentaries, in 1998 she made Haut Les Coeurs, her first feature. After her death, the editor, screenplay author, composer and producer assembled The Together Project.
rated for 0 + yearsSamir, a lanky crane operator in his 40s, falls headlong for Agathe. As she works as a swimming instructor, he has the brilliant idea of registering for a swimming course. The deceit lasts exactly three lessons. Agathe is appalled: if there's one thing she hates, it's liars. Their romance seems to be dead in the water before it's even begun. When Agathe goes to a lifeguard congress in Reykjavík, she manages to push a whole ocean between her and Samir. But he wouldn't be head over heels in love if a bit of water and 2000km represented real obstacles. A charming romantic comedy, full of lust for life and a wonderful hommage to the bathing culture of Iceland.
Orig. Title: L' effet aquatique
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Director: Sólveig Anspach
Screenplay: Sólveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget
Cast: Florence Loiret Caille, Samir Guesmi
Producer: Patrick Sobelman
Sprachfassung: OV with german s.t.
Music: Martin Wheeler
Camera: Isabelle Razavet
Set Designer: Marie Le Garrec
Cutter: Anne Riegel
World Sales: Le Pacte
Production: Ex Nihilo; Zik Zak Filmworks
contact: Ioana Dragomirescu, Le Pacte: firstname.lastname@example.org