On the surface, all is calm.
Initially another movie was supposed to be my pick this month, but as I recently saw Love Crime with impressive performance by Ludivine Sagnier it made me think of her another great work in Swimmig Pool. The film, directed by Francois Ozon, tells the story of a writer Sarah Morton played by Charlotte Rampling who visits her publisher's summer house in the south of France. While staying there she meets his daughter - young and fun loving Julie.
Sarah is fascinated with Julie because the young girl is everything she is not – free, promiscuous and uninhibited. The more Sarah finds out about Julie the more she becomes curious about her and her bond with the girl becomes stronger. At the same time Sarah is trying to write her novel but her curiosity of Julie gets in the way of that especially when the two women are forced to share a secret together.
The film brings in thrilling and very interesting story that long after the movie is over will keep you guessing and putting the puzzle together. It also has gorgeous cinematography that truly establishes dreamy, sensual and summery feel of the movie and wonderful performances from Sagnier and especially from incredible Rampling.
Review of the movie - here
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