director: Filip Antoni Malinowski
status: project development, shooting: 2021
planned release: 2022
Julia (30) is a life guard at the open-air swimming pool of a Polish small town. Under shady treetops she gazes wistfully at the young swimmers passing by in the sports pool – in the background is the brutalist architecture still built under communism.
Kasia, a single woman working the night shift at Amazon; Adam, a security ward; the religious woman Magda, who had a near-death experience in the pool; and Grzegorz, the lifeguard who actually does breakdance and wants to emigrate to California. Their thoughts on the future and the past – on their hopes weave themselves into a poetic river while swimming in the same water basin.
Austrian Chancellery of Art (development & production)
ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel
German-Polish Co-Development Fund
Robert Bosch Stiftung / Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Drehbuchforum Vienna – Scriptlab scolarship
pitched at: dokfest München Marketplace 2019, New Horizons Studio+ Wrocław
Developed at EKRAN+ Andrzej Wajda School Warsaw