Water Lilies (2007) lesbian film

Water Lilies, also known as Naissance des Pieuvres (meaning “birth of the octopuses”), is a 2007 French drama film and the debut as a screenwriter and director of Céline Sciamma. Set during a sultry summer in a French suburb, Marie is desperate to join the local pool’s synchronized swimming team, but is her interest solely for the sake of sport or for a chance to get close to Floriane, the bad girl of the team? Sciamma, and the two leads, capture the uncertainty of teenage sexuality with a sympathetic eye in this delicate drama of the angst of coming-of-age. Marie, Anne and Floriane are portrayed by Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère and Adèle Haenel.

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