HFS Film Talk: Sink or Swim

Film Discussion Group
Online
19 Feb 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm

The online discussion group for film enthusiasts

As the Highgate Film Society programme cannot be screened in the Victoria Hall at HLSI at present, we invite you to view the scheduled films independently online then join us to share views.

Click here to sign up to receive monthly invitations to our friendly discussion group, Film Talk, held on Zoom. Invitations are emailed on the day.

The Sink or Swim Film Talk discussion group is on Friday 19 February at 5pm.

France 2018, 122 mins. Dir. Gilles Lellouche.
Starring Guillaume Canet, Virginie Efira, Mathieu Amalric, Leila Bekhti and Jean-Hugues Anglade

A major hit in France, Sink or Swim follows a small group of variously troubled men who find purpose and solace in forming an unlikely all-male synchronised swimming team, coached by an acerbic former champion who is as lost as they are. Undeterred by their lack of fitness, the men push on with their training schedule, and – in the face of scepticism and ridicule from all quarters – set their sights on the World Championships in Norway. On the way they rediscover a little self-esteem and learn a lot about themselves and about each other. Charming, hilarious and full of heart, this film has been described as ‘The Pool Monty’.

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There will also be two film discussion groups in March:

Never Look Away Film Talk discussion group Friday 5th March at 5pm

Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story Film Talk discussion group Friday 19 March at 5pm