PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

European premiere

The Swimmer

Local title
Ujuja
Title in Russian
Пловец
Original title
השחיין
Director
Adam Kalderon
Country
Israel
Year
2021
Festival
21st Youth and Children's Film Festival
Programme
Youth Competition
Genre
drama
Subject
love, self-realisation, Society, sport, LGBT

Erez, a rising star in the Israeli swimming scene, arrives at a godforsaken training camp held in a boarding school. The winner of the competition held there wins one ticket to the Olympics. There he meets Nevo, beautiful, gifted, who awakens subconscious desires in him. However, their swimming coach does not believe in friendships between competitors. Warned to stay away from Nevo, Erez is still too attracted to him. In between practices, he attempts to act upon his feelings.

Director
Adam Kalderon
Screenwriter
Adam Kalderon
Cast
Omer Perelman Striks, Asaf Jonas, Nadia Kucher, Igal Reznik, Aviv Tommy Carmi, Ofek Nicki Cohen, Gal Ben Amra, Roy Reshef
Producer
Naama Pyritz
DoP
Ofer Inov
Music
The Penelopes
Production
Ingenue Productions
Distributor
M-appeal
World sales
M-appeal
Runtime
Language
Hebrew
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Adam Kalderon

Adam Kalderon on filmilavastaja ja stsenarist, sündinud Be'eri kibutsis 1981. aastal. Tema esimene mängufilm "Martsipanililled" ("Marzipan Flowers", 2014) võitis 2014. aasta Jeruusalemma filmifestivalil parima sõltumatu filmi auhinna, kandideeris Iisraeli Oscaritel ja linastus paljudel festivalidel üle maailma. Filmi näidati Lev kinodes. "Ujuja” ("The Swimmer", 2021) on tema teine mängufilm.

Prahim shel Martzipan (Marzipan Flowers, 2014)

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Screenings

Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening081301 / Ujuja
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsAdam Kalderon - Director, Na'ama Pyritz - Producer, Mika Kalderon - Producer
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Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening101202 / Ujuja
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsAdam Kalderon - Director, Na'ama Pyritz - Producer, Mika Kalderon - Producer
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Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening121302 / Ujuja
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsAdam Kalderon - Director, Na'ama Pyritz - Producer, Roy Efrat - Casting Director, Mika Kalderon - Producer
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Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening161302 / Ujuja
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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