Girls Can't Swim


1h 42m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Though living far apart, teens Gwen and Lise are bosom buddies. Their loyalty to each other supercedes almost every other relationship in their lives. Gwen lives by the seaside with her parents, a fisherman father and housewife mother. She is rather insouciant--a bouncy, good-natured, tousle-haired

Film Details

Also Known As
Filles ne savent pas nager, Les Filles ne savent pas nager
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Celluloid Dreams
Distribution Company
WELLSPRING/WELLSPRING HOME ENTERTAINMENT; Haut Et Court; Wellspring Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Though living far apart, teens Gwen and Lise are bosom buddies. Their loyalty to each other supercedes almost every other relationship in their lives. Gwen lives by the seaside with her parents, a fisherman father and housewife mother. She is rather insouciant--a bouncy, good-natured, tousle-haired blonde with Rubenesque charm. Gwen does the usual teenage things, like hanging out with friends, sleeping on the beach and finding hideaways to have sex with her boyfriend. But most of all, she looks forward to letters from Lise. In contrast to Gwen, Lise is red-haired, thinner, more intense and less easygoing. She has never known her father. Her escape is her aquarium and the fish that are her obsession. When a dramatic change in her life causes great confusion, she takes off for Brittany to see Gwen.

Film Details

Also Known As
Filles ne savent pas nager, Les Filles ne savent pas nager
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Celluloid Dreams
Distribution Company
WELLSPRING/WELLSPRING HOME ENTERTAINMENT; Haut Et Court; Wellspring Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States July 19, 2002

Released in United States June 2001

Released in United States March 2001

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States Spring April 19, 2002

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Cinema) August 24 - September 4, 2000.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 5-10, 2001.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery) September 7 - 16, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for Anne-Sophie Birot.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Cinema) August 24 - September 4, 2000.)

Released in United States March 2001 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Today" March 9-18, 2001.)

Released in United States Spring April 19, 2002 (NY)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 5-10, 2001.)

Released in United States July 19, 2002 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery) September 7 - 16, 2000.)