About the Event
Dive into this refreshing comedy, which has been making waves as French cinema's biggest hit of the year. Enjoy it with a glass of wine and cheese tasting!
About the film
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 local swimming 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-odds tale told to perfection.
"THIS COMEDY THAT GOT A STANDING OVATION DURING ITS CANNES PREMIERE IS REMINISCENT OF THE “FULL MONTY” MECHANIC BUT SUPERCHARGED WITH A GENUINE HAPPINESS FELT IN THE PERFORMANCE AND WRITING."
- ROLLING STONE
Dates & Tickets
Date - Thursday 4 April
6.15pm Reception - includes a glass of wine on arrival and a cheese tasting
7.00pm - Film screening
$35 AF members