Released: 7 July 2008
This "elegant, erotic film about love" is a "provocative and stylish drama" (The Guardian) and is the outstanding directorial debut from twenty-seven year-old Céline Sciamma and stars newcomers Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adèle Haenel and Warren Jacquin.
Set in the competitive world of synchronised swimming, Water Lilies is a brilliantly observed portrait of female adolescence. The film revolves around three 15-year-old girls who experience first love in very different ways. It's summer in a new suburb outside Paris with nothing to do but look at the ceiling. Marie, Anne and Floriane are 15. Their paths cross in the corridors at the local swimming pool, where love and the violence of desire erupts for the first time, bringing them together and tearing them apart.
This competition is now closed. The winners are as follow:
Natalie Purkiss, Warwickshire, CV8
Mrs C Clarke, Essex, CM7
Ron Turner, Staffs, WS14