The Swimming Pool
Carlos Machado Quintela
Carlos Machado Quintela was born in Havana. He studied mass media at Havana’s Instituto Superior de Arte and screenwriting at San Antonio de los Baños’ Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión. He directed the shorts Ciudad sobre ruedas (06), Stand By (07) and Contenedores (08). The Swimming Pool (11) is his first feature.
This charmingly enigmatic film contains itself to one location, a handful of characters, and a single, deftly sustained mood. Observing an instructor and the four disabled swimmers in his charge as they while away days at a public pool, Cuban director Carlos Machado Quintela invites us to dip into something refreshing, liberating and effervescent.
(Rating: All audiences)