Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beyond ESPN: An Offbeat Look at Sports Film

At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - August 20, 2009


By Veronica Chen
Aug 20, 2009, 7:30 pm


Disgraced as a doper, thirty-four-year-old Goyo returns to the world of competitive swimming to mentor Chino. Their partnership yields a strange result in this film by Veronica Chen, a young force in Argentine cinema who brings a sensual regard of male physicality. The film’s competitive sequences move from skin-caressing observation to gorgeous or violent abstraction, before the suspense and extreme interiority of a swimmer’s experience give way to a recognition of surroundings. (2006, 89 min, 35mm)

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