Water Lilies

  • Director: Céline Sciamma
  • Category: Feature film
    2007, France, 85 min

Set in the competitive world of synchronised swimming, WATER LILIES is a brilliantly observed portrait of female adolescence. The film centres around three 15-year-old-girls who experience first love in very different ways. WATER LILIES is the directorial debut of twenty-seven year-old Céline Sciamma and stars newcomers Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adèle Haenel and Warren Jacquin. Premiering at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard, Sciamma and her young cast were widely hailed as among the most talented newcomers to emerge from the festival.

Awards:

  • 2007 Prix Louis Delluc: Best Film
  • 2007 Cabourg Romantic Film Festival: Award of the Youth