Les filles ne savent pas nager (2000) AKA Girls Can't Swim


This wonderful debut feature captures the elusive relationship between two teenaged girls. Gwen and Lise live in opposite parts of France but have spent summer vacation together on the Brittany coast for years. The 15th summer of Lise and Gwen will be one of many contrasts, between love and desire, laughter and tears, life and death. An intimate, unflinching look at the intricacies of two girls’ lives.

Director: Anne-Sophie Birot. AKA Girls Can’t Swim
Stars: Isild Le Besco, Karen Alyx, Pascale Bussières, Pascal Elso, Marie Rivière, Yelda Reynaud, Sandrine Blancke, Julien Cottereau, Dominique Lacarrière.



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  1. December 26, 2021

    Good! I liked it when I saw it at Facets — with the director present; she said “[that time of life] is not easy … ” — and I liked it even better now.

    Thanks for posting it!

  2. Tasoy
    April 20, 2022

    I have been looking for this film. Thanks!

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