The Pool

Directed by Chris Smith

Year: 2008
Running Time: 94
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Country: U.S.
Language: Hindi w/ English subtitles [audio]
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The Pool

Cast
Venkatesh Chavan
Nana Patekar

Crew
Directed by Chris Smith


WINNER OF THE 2007 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL DRAMATIC JURY PRIZE

THE POOL is the story of Venkatesh, a hotel worker in India, who sees from his perch in a mango tree a luxuriant garden and shimmering pool hidden behind a wall.

In making whatever efforts he can to better himself, Venkatesh offers his services to the wealthy owner of the home. Not content to simply dream about a different life, Venkatesh is inquisitive about the home's inhabitants — indeed, about the world around him — and his curiosity changes the shape of his future.

Working in Hindi with young actors and in a country not his own, director Chris Smith has nevertheless created a superbly incisive portrait that will move and delight you.

Awards

  • Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) Nominee Sundance Film Festival
    Official Selection Edmonton International Film Festival

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