L’EFFET AQUATIQUE (2016)
A film by Sólveig Anspach
Cast : Samir Guesmi, Florence Loiret Caille, Philippe Rebbot
English: The aquatic effect
The title is going to be the together project. For Sólveig Anspach this would be her last film and it is a master piece she has died of cancer at 56 years old. She was a graduate of Fémis (The best film school in France) now I understand why it was so pack in the morning at the movie theater after the film everybody gave applause and people was emotional when they came out of the theater.
Agathe (Florence Loiret-Caille), a small slender woman who is not easily taken and swear off men. She teaches swimming at a sport center. A man Samir (Samir Guesmi) is taken by her when she makes a scene at the bar and falls hopelessly in love. Without any hesitation, after buying a swimming trunk with a palm tree design, he signs up for a three-month subscription to the local swimming pool, where Agathe gives lessons alongside a fantastic array of municipal workers (Reboute the clumsy, Estéban the enthusiastic, the outrageous swimming instructor who is amorously like nice bum), well you see the director has put in everyday moment in there with little jokes here and there.
When something sours between Sami and Agathe so she decides to go to an international swimming instructor convention she has been invited to by her Icelandic friend Anna (Didda Jónsdóttir), who is hilarious here and alternate mayor-assistant with a big guy named Dingo, Samir finds out and packs his bags. And the adventure begins. Here is a romantic comedy intelligently written and well done. The cinematography along is breathtaking like if though Sólveig Anspach did a farewell by returning in her country to make her last film. She leaves us with this film of absolute love between characters where they are vulnerable and accept one an other.