<em>Swimming</em> film still. Courtesy Goethe Institut

Swimming film still. Courtesy Goethe Institut


German Film Festival 2019
  • Sat 24 Aug 2019
  • 4—5:40PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Presented by the Goethe-Institut NZ
  • Free entry
  • Tickets can be booked online or issued at the Gallery on the day of each screening on a first come, first served basis
  • Unfortunately no reservations by phone.
  • Please take your seat 10 mins before the film starts as otherwise empty seats will be re-allocated
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated: R16

Swimming benefits from strong lead performances and a marketably zeitgeisty theme – phone-footage bullying. - Jonathan Romney, Screendaily

SWIMMING is the story of Elisa and Anthea, two very different girls, whose friendship gives them orientation and stability in the most difficult time of their young lives. They develop a game – which turns them from victims into offenders. The girls start recording everything they do with their cell phone cameras. Soon they secretly film their classmates, particularly the ones who used to bully Elisa. Their friendship takes on a destructive dynamic, which becomes dangerous for those who get in the duo’s way.
Source: German Films

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Germany, 2018
Director: Luzie Loose
Script: Luzie Loose
Cinematography: Anne Bolick
Editor: Marco Rottig
Musik:  Andreas Pfeiffer
With: Stephanie Amarell, Lisa Vicari, Jonathan Berlin, Bjarne Meisel, Mohammed Issa, Christian Heiner Wolf, Jürg Plüss, Deborah Kaufmann,
Alexandra Finder
Producers: Christoph Holthof-Keim, Daniel Reich
Duration: 102 mins
Language: German with English subtitles
Rating: R16
Awards selection: Hof Gold Award 2019 (Best Directing), Max Ophüls Award 2019


Event Info

Goethe Institut NZ