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LA PISCINE IS PLAYING AT THE SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER
Some of France’s sexiest stars ignite this combustible drama that transpires (as the title implies) in and around the swimming pool of a beautiful villa near Saint-Tropez. Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) and Marianne (Romy Schneider) are enjoying a sun-filled summer holiday at their friends’ villa when surprise houseguests drop by: Harry (Maurice Ronet), a mutual friend who also shares a past with Marianne, and Harry’s 18-year-old daughter Penelope (Jane Birkin). This photogenic foursome unleashes a wave of sexual tension, jealousy and potential violence. Director Jacques Deray had already established himself as a specialist in thrillers, but this sleekly erotic drama, which he wrote with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriére, allowed him to perform a deep-dive on relationships. First released in 1969-70, La Piscine has undergone a beautiful color restoration in its original French version with new English subtitles. The eye-candy of the cast is augmented by 60s fashions and the cool jazz score by Michel Legrand. Come and take a dip! In French with English subtitles. Director: Jacques Deray (France/Italy 1969) 124 min.
SATURDAY • 1:15
$12.50 General | $9. Senior • Youth • Matinée | $7 CFI Members