Directed by Sólveig Anspach & Jean-Luc Gaget with Samir Guesmi, Florence Loiret Caille, Didda Jónsdóttir
French-speaking film with English subtitles (English title: "The Aquatic Effect")
Samir, a lanky forty-year-old crane operator in Montreuil, on the outskirts of Paris, falls madly in love with Agathe. As she is a swimming coach at the local pool, he decides to take lessons with her, even though he is a perfect swimmer. His ploy to get closer to her only lasts three lessons - Agathe hates liars! Selected to represent the Seine-Saint-Denis region at the 10th International Congress of Swimming Coaches, Agathe flies off to Iceland. Smitten, Samir has no other choice than to follow her...
"L'effet aquatique" was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where it won the SACD Award, and also won the César Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 42nd César Awards.