Director Dylan Williams Producer Erik Pauser Al Morrow
Men Who Swim is a humorous and poignant look at a group of middle aged men who have found unlikely success as members of Sweden’s all male synchronised swimming team. What began as a weekly escape from the daily grind of work and family responsibilities, soon evolved into a more serious commitment. Inspired by classical Esther Williams’ techniques from the 1950s, this group of train drivers and meat buyers, of archivists and teachers soon became passionate exponents of the sport. Now, the team has been unexpectedly invited to next years Male World Synchronised Swimming Championships in Milan, and between now and April 2009 they will need to prepare a winning 12 minute routine that will be marked on artistic and technical ability.
BBC Storyville, SVT, VPRO, YLE (FST), Fox-Italia, Yes-TV
Nominated for the Grierson Award Most Entertaining Documentary Audience prize – Supetar Film Festival, Croatia Audience prize – AFI-Silverdocs, Washington Best sound – Los Angeles International Film Festival Best film – (3rd Place) at Los Angeles International Film Festival