The Swimmer

Directed by Adam Kalderon
Israel / 2021 / Narrative
83 minutes / Hebrew

Erez, a rising star in the Israeli swimming scene, arrives at a godforsaken training camp held in a boarding school, where the winner of the competition gets a ticket to the Olympics. There he meets the beautiful and talented Nevo, who awakens subconscious desires in him. However, their swimming coach does not believe in friendship between competitors. Warned to stay away from Nevo, Erez is still too attracted to him. In between practices, he attempts to act on his feelings and understands that winning a medal is less important than winning Nevo’s heart. Lead actor Omer Perelman Striks won the Best Actor Award at the 2021 Jerusalem Film Festival.