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Piscina (Pool)


On a quest to understand her grandmother's past, Claudia meets Marlene, an old woman who's created an homage to her memories inside an empty pool.

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Information for the Audience: 

Claudia decides to investigate her grandmother's past, who recently passed away. Through a letter, she comes to Marlene, an old German lady who lives in Brazil and keeps her memories inside a pool without water. During the visit, the old lady reveals details of her life that intersect with Claudia's grandmother's past, a German fugitive of the 2nd World War.

Pool is about gay persecution during the Nazi period and the achievement of LGBT civil rights in contemporary History.

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Festival selections

- 22th Palm Springs International Short Fest – California/USA – Jun/2016. (Academy Award Qualifying)

- 30th EIFF - Edmonton Inter. Film Festival – Canada – Sept/2016. (Academy Award Qualifying)

- 4th ICFF - Indian Cine Film Festival – Mumbai – Sept/2016.

- 9th Cinema Diverse LGBTQ Film Festival – California/USA – Sept/2016.

- Monaco International Short Film Festival /France – Sept/2016.

- 39th Mill Valley Film Festival – California /USA – Oct/2016.

- 14th SWGLFF - Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – New Mexico /USA – Oct/2016.

- 27th Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg IQFF /Germany – Oct/2016.

- 11th Tacoma Film Festival /Washington – USA – Oct/2016.

- 6th Film Fest Homochrom – Cologne-Dortmund /Germany - Oct/2016.

- 20th Perlen – Queer Film Festival Hannover /Germany – Oct/2016.

- ARFF - Around International Film Festival /Germany – Dez/2016.

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