When a young athlete falls for one of his competitors, he is faced with some big decisions, in this smart and sexy tale of forbidden love.
Mika Kalderon, Naama Pyritz
Omer Perelman Striks, Asaf Jonas, Nadia Kucher
Israel 2021. 83min.
Hebrew. With English subtitles
UK Distribution Peccadillo Pictures
Having earned himself a coveted spot at an elite training camp, talented swimmer Erez finds himself thrust into an unforgiving world of sporting rivalry, battling against his peers for a place on the Israeli Olympic swimming team. Erez is single-minded in his athletic ambition, until he meets handsome fellow swimmer Nevo, with whom he forms an undeniable connection. But this ultra-competitive environment does not tolerate such distractions and Erez is soon warned by his exacting coach to stay away from Nevo – something Erez comes to understand is impossible. A thrilling blend of sports movie and love story, Adam Kalderon’s stylish coming-of-age tale is fraught with heady drama and smouldering sexual tension – not to mention a healthy dose of men in speedos, if that happens to be your thing.
We are pleased to announce an additional screening of this title. Tickets on sale Thu 10 Mar to BFI Patrons, Champions and Members from 11:30 and on general sale from 12:30.
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