Swimming Pool

Release date July 2015
Running time 4'52''
Director Rowena Godfrey
Producer Sian Batchelder
Writer Liz Cashdan. The script took inspiration from the painting The Fountain of Youth by Lucas, Cranach the Elder (1472 – 1553)
Cast Liz Cashdan: Daisy, an Old Woman; Helen Buchanan: Sally,a Young Woman; Johan Lamche-Brennan, Pishdaad Modaressi Chahardehi, Gomolemo Nyakale: Teenagers; Phillip Faryna, Jada Turner: Swimmers
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subtitles Slovenian, Portuguese, Italian
Plot The fantasy of Cranach’s 16th century painting is fast-forwarded to a scene in a swimming pool today. Male teenagers ignore Daisy, an older female swimmer but admire the body and the diving prowess of Sally, an attractive young woman. Sadly this pool cannot rejuvenate the older woman but she has the pleasurable experience of being recognized by Sally whom she had once taught. Sally is now a published writer. Both women recognize the expertise of the other and Daisy feels that she has succeeded in passing on her skills as a writer to the next generation. She is still the same age, her body has lost its appeal but she has had a positive effect on the young and keeps going!
Active ageing competencies Health; Learning

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