EXCLUSIVE: Venice's Orizzonti entry The Night I Swam unveils trailer and poster
- The new film by French filmmaker Damien Manivel, co-directed by Japanese director Kohei Igarashi will have its world premiere on the Lido
Snow covered mountains in Japan. Every night, a fisherman makes his way to the market in town. His 6 year old son is awoken by his departure and finds it impossible to fall back to sleep. In the sleeping household, the young boy draws a picture he then slips into his satchel. On his way to school, still drowsy, he strays off the path and wanders into the snow...
This is the premise of The Night I Swam [+see also:
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Check out the trailer and the poster below.
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