Misunderstood and underrated, The Swimmer is the great forgotten film of the 1960s.
Burt Lancaster (in perhaps his finest performance) attempts to undo the twisted tangle of his life by swimming from one neighbour’s pool to another on his way ‘home’. But the home awaiting him is not what it seems. A tortured psychological landscape painted in watery hues and unforgiving sunlight. Essential viewing. 95 mins. Showing Sunday 30 November 5pm.