Posted February 01 2013 - 07:17 AM
Kino Lorber Releases The Pool, a film by Chris Smith, on DVD
"A triumph! Exquisite...Deeply Moving."
- Time Out NY
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Gorgeous! Critics' Pick!"
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
| New York, NY - February 1, 2013 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce the DVD release of The Pool, a film by Chris Smith, director of American Movie and The Yes Men. The Pool won the Special Dramatic Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Time Out NYsaid, "It's hard to think of a more welcome piece of American filmmaking." Now, this acclaimed film comes to DVD from Kino Lorber. The Pool is set to street on February 5th, with a SRP of $29.95. The disc comes with special features, including a documentary on the making of the film, deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer. |
The Pool is the story of Venkatesh, a hotel worker in India, 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 home's inhabitants - indeed, about the world around him - and his curiosity changes the shape of his future. Working in Hindi with young actors and in a country not his own, director Chris Smith has nevertheless created a superbly incisive portrait that will move and delight you.
Making of The Pool documentary
1.78:1, 16x9 / 94 minutes / Hindi w/English subtitles / Not Rated / Dolby Digital 5.1 / Color
Director: Chris Smith
Street date: February 5, 2013
Ronald J Epstein
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