The Swimmer

Dir: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule
95mins   1968   USA   PG   English   

In this film, Burt Lancaster plays a wealthy, middle-aged advertising man, who embarks on a revelatory journey through suburban Connecticut. Lancaster slowly makes his way to his split-level home by travelling from swimming pool to swimming pool. At each stop, Lancaster faces an incident from his past.

As do few movies, The Swimmer stays in the memory like an echo that never quite disappears - Vincent Canby, New York Times

This film is screened for the Book to Film Club so please book the Course Participant ticket and arrive at 10:30 if you wish to take part in the introduction and post film discussion.


Thu 4 June