The Pool - Preview
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BLUE Dolphin are pleased to announce the DVD release of The Pool on February 25, 2013.
The Pool is the story of Venkatesh, a “bus boy” working at a hotel in Panjim, Goa, who sees from his perch in a mango tree a luxuriant garden and 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 to simply dream about a different life, Venkatesh is inquisitive about the home’s inhabitants-indeed about the world around him-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 viewpoint in just a phrase or brief conversation.
In the same vein as his latest documentary, Chris Smith’s creative acumen focuses on the gulf between the rich and poor, sharing its insights, observations, poignancy, and truth in a deceptively simple narrative.
Working in Hindi with young actors and in a country obviously not his own, Smith has nevertheless created a superbly incisive portrait that will move and delight you.
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To celebrate the release of The Pool on DVD on February 25, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 posters from the film. Simply answer the following question…
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Running time: 94mins
UK DVD Release: February 25, 2013