Festival International du Film d'Aubagne

Cinema & Music - March 19th to 24th 2018

L'effet aquatique

Islande/France, Fiction, 83’, Numérique HD, 2015


Samir, a tall, lanky, 40-something crane operator from Montreuil, in the outskirts of Paris, falls head over heels in love with Agathe. He discovers she is a swimming instructor at the local swimming pool, and, for lack of a better plan, he decides to enlist as her student…although he can swim perfectly. But his lie only lasts for 3 lessons, and Agathe hates liars. The truth surfaces. Agathe is furious. The end? Not quite! Agathe goes to Iceland on a business trip, putting an ocean between her and Samir. But it is without reckoning with his feelings and his stubbornness....
  • Réalisation / Direction: Solveig Anspach
  • Musique originale / Original score: Martin Wheeler
  • Son / Sound: Eric Boisteau
  • Image: Isabelle Razavet
  • Montage / Editing: Anne Riegel
  • Décors / Settings: Marie Le Garrec
  • Scénario / Screenplay: Sólveig Anspach et Jean-Luc Gaget
  • Interprètes / Cast: Florence Loiret Caille, Samir Guesmi, Didda Jonsdottir, Philippe Rebbot, Esteban, Olivia Côte, Frosti Jón Runolfsson, Johanna Nizard, Ingvar E. Sigurðson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Óttarr Proppé, Samer Bisharats, Sólveig Anspach, Solène Rigot, Nina Meurice
  • Distribution: Le Pacte