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The Pool

One summer morning, a man decides to go swimming in a pool to clear his mind. The pool is a space that gives him a chance to think and tranquilize , but every time he dipped underwater a mystical voice appears and confronts his deepest thoughts .

  • Andrés Hernández Covarrubias
    The Night is Young, Binary
  • Andrés Hernández Covarrubias
    The Night is Young, Binary
  • Andrés Hernández Covarrubias
    The Night is Young, Binary
  • Lorelei Fonseca
  • Elena Daraní Gómez
  • Martín Tadeo Zapata
    Key Cast
    The Night is Young
  • Jorge Covarrubias
    Key Cast
  • Juan Carlos Alarcón Cázares
    Directo of Photography
  • José Malagón
  • Carlos León
    Sound Design
  • Andrés Hernández Covarrubias
    The Night is Young, Binary
  • Cuicani Castro
    Key Grip / Gaffer
  • Amaury Salas
    Color Correction
  • Ricardo I. Guerrero
    Script & Continuity
  • Juan Rafael Mora
    Camara Assistants
  • Pedro Arcos
    Camara Assistants
  • Jorge Domínguez
    Best Boy
  • Mariela Álvarez
    Production Assistant
  • Arturo Jiménez
    Original Score
  • Alan Rejón
    1st AD
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Piscina
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 3, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 MXN
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  • Muestra Internacional Cine en la Cumbre - Cumbre Tajín
    Cumbre Tajín - Papantla, Veracruz
    March 19, 2016
  • Festival de Cine Oro Negro
    Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, México
    April 30, 2016
    Official Selection
  • NeosFest
    November 24, 2016
    Jury Prize
  • GardenCity International Film Festival
    April 6, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Ouarzazate International Film Festival
    September 18, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Retransmisión: Muestra de Cine y Video Independiente

    September 10, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Five Continents International Film festival

    May 28, 2017
    Official Selection (May)
Director Biography - Andrés Hernández Covarrubias

Mexican director. He is a student from the "Escuela Veracruzana de Cine Luis Buñuel" from Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. In 2014, he directed the short film "The night is young," presented at Short Film Corner Cannes Film Festival (2015). Later, his documentary short film "Binary" (2015) was selected in “Retransmisión: Muestra de Cine y Video Independiente” (2016). His latest project "The pool" (2016) was an official selection of “Festival Oro Negro” and was part of the festival Cumbre Tajín. He was Mezcal Jury at the 31st Guadalajara International Film Festival (2016) along with other film students from Mexico and Latin American.

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Director Statement

Water is a natural element that man has since his existence and which maintains a very close relationship, not only as a biological and an essential part of human body but also as a psychologically significant element. It represents peace, tranquility and relaxation. It also symbolizes fertility and renewal of the interior. But if water becomes dirty, it could mean that you are surrounded by negative emotions or perhaps problems , and maybe a cleaning is needed inside. This short film shows a pool that represents a new universe, where you can confront and uncover hidden feelings; a dreamlike space able to create thoughts and emotions that are impossible on the outside.

Andrés Hernández Covarrubias