Released 27 October 2017
A love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.
SWIMMER is a poetic journey through the waterways and coastline of the British Isles, following a lone swimmer through lakes, rivers and coves. The journey is framed by a soundtrack of seminal British music, combined with a sound tapestry of hydrophonic recordings and snippets of bankside conversations. The film aims to give a real feel for the diversity of landscape and people of Britain.
The film is one of 4 unique co-commissions in partnership between BBC Films, Film4 and the London Organisationing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
BAFTA winner for Best Short Film for writer/director Lynne Ramsay.
Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw
Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer, Katherine Butler, Ruth Mackenzie, Leonie Bell, Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear
BBC Films and Film4 present in association with the London 2012 Festival, funded by the National Lottery and Creative Scotland A Warp Films production in association with Rockinghorse Films
25 June 2012
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