Trouble in the Water
Languid days by swimming pools give way to intrigue and mystery in a pair of wet, hot summertime spellbinders. It’s just another afternoon at the local pool for a bored young girl until a pair of unexpected strangers arrive to set her imagination afire with yakuza-fueled fantasies in Kimi Takesue’s subtly surreal, senses-tingling short SUMMER OF THE SERPENT. Sun-splashed ennui takes a significantly darker turn in Jacques Deray’s ultrastylish suspense classic LA PISCINE, with Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, and Jane Birkin as the impossibly beautiful vacationers whose erotically charged holiday on the Côte d’Azur erupts in shocking violence.
Summer of the Serpent
Directed by Kimi Takesue • 2004 • United States
Starring Joyce Perrone, Keiichi Kondoh, Sarah Zhang
Eight-year-old Juliette sits at the side of the local pool waiting for another lonely summer day to pass when a Japanese couple unexpectedly arrives. Fascinated by the mysterious black-clad woman ...
Directed by Jacques Deray • 1969 • France
Starring Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet
The bright sun of the French Riviera is deceptive in this alluring work of slow-burn suspense from thriller specialist Jacques Deray and legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. Formerly one of Euro...