POOL

V'07

THE POOL

Chris Smith
Indien/USA, 2006
Fiction, 95min, OmeU

THE POOL

Chris Smith
Indien/USA, 2006
Fiction, 95min, OmeU

Cast: 
Nana Patekar
Venkatesh
Chavan
Jhangir
Badshah
Ayesha
Screenplay: 
Chris Smith
Randy Russell
Sound: 
Didier Leplae
Camera: 
Chris Smith
Editor: 
Barry Poltermann
Composer: 
Didier Leplae
Joe Wong

Production: 
Bluemark Films 220 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 400 Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA T 414 291 0345 info@bluemarkfilms.com
World Sales: 
Cinetic Media 555 W. 25th Street, 5th floor New York, NY 10001, USAT 212 204 7979 office@cineticmedia.com
Format: 
HD
Color

The Pool is the story of Venkatesh, a room boy working at a hotel in Panjim, Goa, who sees from his perch in a mango tree a luxuriant garden and a 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 simply to dream about a different life, Venkatesh is inquisitive about the home's inhabitants, and his curiosity changes the shape of his future. Remarkably cogent and affecting, this is inspired storytelling distinctive for its ability to transmit a complete worldview in just a phrase or a brief conversation. Working in Hindi with young actors in a country obviously not his own, Smith has nevertheless created a superbly incisive portrait that will take its place on a global stage. (Geoffrey Gilmore)