Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema is proud to present the following screening:
Deep End (15)
Dir: Jerzy Skolimowski. (1970) West Germany, UK; 90 min.
“15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant. Although Susan has a fiancé, Mike does his best to sabotage the relationship, to the extent of stalking both her and her fiancé. Mike becomes increasingly desperate to have Susan for himself, with tragic results.” (*)
Lost classic British film shot in Leytonstone’s Cathall Swiming Pool.
“The influential critic Andrew Sarris thought it measured up to the best of Godard, Truffaut and Polanski. The New Yorker’s Penelope Gilliatt called it “a work of peculiar, cock-a-hoop gifts.” (**)
(*) Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066122/
(**) Source: The Guardian