Sink or Swim – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Sink or Swim
France | 2018 | 122’ | DCP | Colour | French | Group: B

Director: Gilles Lelouche

An introduction of the film will be given by film delegation before the film screening

2018/12/08 21:00 Macao Cultural Centre Small Auditorium


A group of 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool’s first ever synchronized swimming team – for men. Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the group set out on an unlikely adventure, and on the way will rediscover a little self-esteem and a lot about themselves and each other.


Gilles Lelouche

Although he is one of France’s most famous actors, Gilles Lelouche started his career as a director of short films. Since 1995, he has starred in over 50 films including Mon Idole (2002), Love Me If You Dare (2003), Tell No One (2006), Little White Lies (2010), Therese Desqueyroux (2012) and last year’s C’est La Vie which screened at IFFAM. He took up directing again in 2004, co-directing The Secret Adventures Of Gustave Klopp (2004) with Tristan Aurouet, and a segment of the portmanteau film The Players (2012). Sink Of Swim, which had its world premiere out of competition at Cannes this year, is his first solo feature.


Director Gilles Lellouche

Cast Noée Abita, Xavier Alcan, Mathieu Amalric, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Leïla Bekhti

Scriptwriter Gilles Lellouche, Ahmed Hamidi, Julien Lambroschini

Cinematographer Laurent Tangy

Editor Simon Jacquet

Production Designer Florian Sanson

Music Jon Brion

Costumes Elise Bouquet, Reem Kuzayli

Producers Alain Attal, Hugo Selignac

Production Tresor Films, Chi-Fou-Mi Productions

Distributor Golden Scene Company Limited

World Sales StudioCanal