Esteban, an ex-professional swimmer and now instructor, waits for his students to arrive. The four teenagers have one thing in common: their physical disabilities have made outsiders of them all. Diana is bossy; Rodrigo is weak-willed; Dany is an innocent; and Oscar flatly refuses to speak. As one languid, carefree day at the pool runs its course, conflict within the group slowly arises, until the idyllic scene is filled with animosity, rivalries, power games and an unspoken mutual longing for love.


(66mins) | Cuba


Spanish with English subtitles



Carlos Machado Quintela Photograph of Carlos Machado Quintela Carlos Machado Quintela was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1984. After graduating with a degree in Mass Media from the Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, he studied screenwriting at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in San Antonio de los Baños and wrote and directed several award-winning short films. The Swimming Pool is his first feature film as a director.