The Pool

Poster for The Pool

Spring 2009 Main series

Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 4:00pm
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Chris Smith

Screenplay by Chris Smith and Randy Russell

Starring Jhangir Badshah, Venkatesh Chavan, Ayesha Mohan, Nana Patekar

Rated NR · 1h 38m
United States
Hindi and English

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This is the story of Venkatesh, a “room 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 home’s inhabitants – indeed about the world around him – and his curiosity changes the shape of his future. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.