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The Swimmers

Canadian Premiere

The Swimmers

Charlie López

Costa Rica | 2022 | 12 min
Spanish |
Subtitles: English
This film contains nudity or sexual elements that may not be suitable for some people. We prefer to warn you.

Loosely based on Ed Ruschas photobook Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass, this playful short film reflects on the different perceptions and uses of swimming pools. From class dilemmas to work, leisure, sex, and tragedy, the filmmaker explores what swimming pools mean for our culture and our collective memories.
Other festivals:
Costa Rica International Film Festival, Costa Rica (2022)
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania (2022)
Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival, Mexico (2022)
Director Charlie López
Director of Photography Sebastián Javier Garro
Artistic Direction David Segura
Editing Charlie López
Sound mixing Camila Azofra
Music Eduardo Solórzano

In Partnership with



• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Saturday, march 25, 2023, 08:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.


Charlie López

Charlie López

Charlie López (San José, 1999) is a twenty-three-year-old Costarican filmmaker and editor. He’s currently graduating from the Véritas Film School in San José, Costa Rica. The Swimmers”, a short essay film that adapts artist Ed Ruscha’s photographs of swimming pools, is his first project outside of film school.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

In the same session

Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings

Saturday, march 25, 2023, 08:00 p.m.

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