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Oliver & the Pool

Directed by Arcadi Palerm-Artis

Mexico | 102 minutes | 2021

Oliver, a 13 year old only child, comes home from the crematory and camps out poolside on a chaise lounge holding his father ashes. In that chaise, Oliver confronts forgiveness, regains his jovial nature, and he even falls in love.

When something unexpected happens in 13-year-old Oliver's family, all he wants to do is hide under a rock. He takes up residence on a poolside chaise lounge and finds no reason to moveā€“ever. Life swirls around him, revealing secrets and presenting new challenges. Through moments of death, potty, and basic physics, Oliver learns that some truths just can't be ignored.
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Arcadi Palerm-Artis was born and raised in Mexico City. As a child, he wanted to be a tourist when he grew up. Later, after watching spaghetti westerns on Betamax with his father, he decided he'd rather be a cowboy. Palerm-Artis has written and directed three narrative short films, which received awards and recognition in Mexico and internationally. He has also written for advertising campaigns and collaborated as a writer for various projects, most recently for the first season of the acclaimed Netflix series Taco Chronicles. Palerm-Artis is making his feature film debut with Oliver & the Pool, which he co-wrote and directed. Although he no longer dreams of being a cowboy, he has written several screenplays from his current home in Texas.
Type of Film Feature
Country of Origin Mexico
Year Film Was Completed 2021
Runtime 102 minutes
Social media Handles @oliverio_y_la_piscina
Director Arcadi Palerm-Artis
Written by Arcadi Palerm-Artis & Gibran Portela
Edited by Abraham Castillo
Music by Jacobo Lieberman
Main Cast Monica Huarte, Alejandro Arena, Jorge Zarate, Cesar Troncoso, Jacobo Lieberman, Camila Calonico