Sink or Swim

Drama/Comedy | Not Rated | 122 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Wed, Dec 5, 2018 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Wed, Dec 5, 2018 7:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Dec 6, 2018 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Dec 6, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Rating:Not Rated - some language
Production Country:France
Original Langauge:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gilles Lellouche
Cast:Mathieu Amalric
Guillaume Canet
Benoît Poelvoorde
Jean-Hugues Anglade
Virginie Efira
Produced By:Alain Attal
Hugo Sélignac
Screenwriter:Gilles Lellouche
Ahmed Hamidi
Julien Lambroschini
Music By:Jon Brion


"A surefooted crowdpleaser with enough warmth and the committed talents of a stellar ensemble cast to fend off any sense of predictability." - Allan Hunter, Screen International

Directed by Gilles Lellouche and starring some of France’s best male actors (Guillaume Canet, Mathieu Amalric and Jean-Hugues Anglade) wearing Speedos, Sink or Swim is pure feel-good entertainment.

A group of depressed middle-aged men address their collective midlife crisis when they learn of the existence of a team of male synchronised swimmers at their local pool. Amateurs are welcome, which is just as well given that the rum bunch of current members are neither very synchronised nor especially professional.

Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by fallen champion Delphine (Virginie Efira), the group sets out on an unlikely adventure. They get to know each other in depth, exposing their flaws in the privacy of the changing rooms or in the bar after training in the pool, before setting themselves an overambitious objective: representing France in the world championships in Norway. On the way they rediscover a little self-esteem and a lot about themselves and each other.


Won – Mel Hoppenheim Audience Award, CINEMANIA Film Festival, 2018
Nominated – Best Film, Prix Louis Delluc, 2018

This program is sponsored by Busch Systems, Cravings, Netgain, The Peggy Hill Team - Keller Williams Broker,, Restorations by Rodgers/Renovations by Rodgers, Storage Mart, Venable Park Investment Council Inc., William Moore - Solutions ink