Film - International Independents


Directed by Justin Anderson


Director: Justin Anderson
Section: International Independents
Country: Brazil, Greece, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Year: 2023
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Christopher Abbott, Mackenzie Davis, Ariane Labed, Nadine Labaki, Freya Hannan-Mils
18+ (no age rating)


In his first feature film, Justin Anderson, who has made a name for himself as a video artist, creates a fascinating and mysterious mosaic.

Joe and Isabel, whose marriage is on the rocks, are on vacation at their summer home, hoping to patch things up. Instead, they find a naked woman in their pool. Who is she? What is she doing there? These are just the first of many questions posed in this adaptation of Deborah Levy’s eponymous novel.

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Photocredits: Simos Sarketzis; Director's Photo: Frith Kerr


  • After the film: Q&A with Justin Anderson

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  • After the film: Q&A with Justin Anderson

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Meet the director


Justin Anderson

Justin Anderson studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London before turning to video art. After working in advertising for several years and making a name for himself in the fashion industry, he began making short films. His first feature film, SWIMMING HOME, premiered in competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2024.


Screenplay: Justin Anderson
Original Material: Deborah Levy
Director of Photography: Simos Sarketzis
Film Editor: Napoleon Stratogiannakis
Composer: Coti K
Production Designer: Myrte Beltman
Costume Design: Oliver Garcia
Sound: Tijn Hazen
Sound design: Nardi van Dijk
Make-up artist: Stella Souelle, Katerina VarthaIitou
Casting director: Shaheen Baig
Producer: Emily Morgan, Andy Starke
Production Company: Quiddity Films, Anti-Worlds
Co-Producer: Giorgos Karnavas
Co-Production Company: Regeant Media, Cenya
World Sales: Bankside Films