Swimming is the story of Elisa and Anthea, two very different girls, whose friendship gives them orientation and stability in the most difficult time of their young lives. But their innocent friendship soon turns into co-dependency. To maintain their cohesion, they develop a game – which turns them from victims into offenders. They start recording everything they do with their cell phone cameras. Soon they turn the camera around and secretly film their classmates, particularly the ones who used to bully Elisa. Their friendship takes on a destructive dynamic, which becomes highly dangerous for those who get in the duo’s way.

Director's Biography
Luzie Loose
Luzie Loose was born in 1989 at the Baltic Sea and grew up in Berlin. She studied at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin and worked for German cinema and TV-productions as well as for international indie projects. Until spring of 2018 she studied directing for fiction film and commercial film at the Film Akademie Baden-Württemberg. "Swimming" is her first feature film.

Film Selection:
A New Normal (2018, short) - Schwimmen (Swimming, 2018) - French Fries (2015, short) - Memphis (2013, short) - Der Zauberer (2012, short) - Pretty Much the Same (2012, animated short)
YAAAS! Competition 2019
Luzie Loose
Germany 2018
102 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Luzie Loose
Cinematography Anne Bolick
Editing Marco Rottig
Sound/Sounddesign Frank Schubert
Music Andreas Pfeiffer
With Stephanie Amarell, Lisa Vicari, Alexandra Finder, Jonathan Berlin, Bjarne Meisel
Producer(s) Christoph Holthof, Daniel Reich
kurhaus production, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, SWR
World Sales
kurhaus production Film & Medien
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Busan International Film Festival 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Busan International Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere