Documentary film about the Košice swimming pool where history came to bathe.
Seen through several stories which unfolded between the years 1936 and 2002, the film captures 66 seasons at the popular swimming pool, and the same number of years in the history of Central and Eastern Europe.
full length documentary
written and directed by: Peter Kerekes
cinematography: Martin Kollár
editor: Marek Šulík
sound: Jaro Hajda, Peter Gajdoš
original music : Marek Piaček
length: 86 min.
image format: 1:1,66
sound format: optical, mono
languages: Hungarian – Slovak – Czech
subtitles: English and Hungarian
year of production: 2003
producer: Peter Kerekes
coproducers: Slovenská televízia – Štúdio Košice, Česká televízia
supported by: Ministerstvo kultúry SR – program Pro Slovakia, Magyar Történelmi Film Alapítvány
sales worldwide: DECKERT Distribution, www.deckert-distribution.com
• The best central european documentary at „7th Jihlava international documentary film festival 03“ ex aequo with film „SENTIMENT“
• „Kristian“ for the best documentary at Febiofest 2004, Czech Republic
• The best documentary film at international competition at the festival DocAviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
• GRAND PRIX MEDIAWAVE 2004, Gyor, Hungary
• The best european film at Syracuse International Film and Video Festival, USA
• The best film in the nomination „The view of the world“ at MOVIE EYE – KINOGLAZ – International real cinema and tv festival, Tver, Russia.
• „Golden Turon“ for the best film on ETNOFILM, Čadca, Slovakia
• The best director – International documentary film festival of Navarra – Punto de Vista, Spain
• The best documentary – Festival Baltic-o-Balkan, Paris 2005
„ When you are born you go to a small pool and you learn how to swim, then you go to a bigger one and when you grow out of that one, you go to the biggest pool and then you go for a beer and then you go back to the baby one with your grand children, and you want to paddle there for a little longer but then it’s closing time and you don’t feel like going, but it is closing time and one must go.”