Blue Dolphin presents the theatrical release of The Pool at the ICA

Blue Dolphin presents the theatrical release of The Pool at the ICA

Blue Dolphin are pleased to announce the theatrical release of The Pool, a heart warming story of friendship, directed by Chris Smith, starring Ayesha Mohan, Nana Patekar, and introducing Jhangir Badshah and Venkatesh Chavan as themselves – releasing at the ICA on Friday 16 November then nationwide.
Q&A with director, Sunday 18 November following screening at 6pm


The Pool is the story of Venkatesh, a "bus boy" working at a hotel in Panjim, Goa, who sees from his perch in a mango tree a luxuriant garden and shimmering pool hidden behind a wall.

In making whatever efforts he can to better himself, Venkatesh offers his services to the wealthy owner of the home. Not content to simply dream about a different life, Venkatesh is inquisitive about the homes inhabitants-indeed about the world around him-and his curiosity changes the shape of his future. Remarkably cogent and affecting, this is inspired storytelling distinctive for its ability to transmit a complete viewpoint in just a phrase or brief conversation. In the same vein as his latest documentary work, Smith’s creative acumen focuses on the gulf between the rich and poor, sharing its insights, observations, poignancy, and truth in a deceptively simple narrative.

Working in Hindi with young actors and in a country obviously not his own, Smith has nevertheless created a superbly incisive portrait that will move and delight you.

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