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by Carlos Machado Quintela


On a hot summer morning four teenagers, all differently disabled, gather in a public swimming pool to train with their coach. During the course of the day very little happens, but unspoken feelings, rivalries and power games among the members of the group surface.

international title: The Swimming Pool
original title: La piscina
country: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
sales agent: m-appeal
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Carlos Machado Quintela
film run: 66'
screenplay: Abel Arcos
cast: Raúl Capote, Mónica Molinet, Carlos Javier Martinez, Felipe García, Marcos Costa, Francisco García, Marlén Rivero
cinematography by: Raúl Rodríguez
film editing: Alfredo Hueck
art director: Carlos Urdanivia
producer: Sebastián Barriuso, Delfina Catala, Isabel Prendes, Camilo Vives
production: Alter Producciones Audiovisuales/Cuba, Fundación Villa del Cine/Venezuela
backing: Ibermedia, Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC), Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía/Venezuela

main awards/selection

Havana Film Festival 2011
Berlinale 2013
Miami International Film Festival 2013
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013
Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse 2013
Film Fest Gent 2013
International Film Festival Tofifest 2013

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