Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Locarno 2006

for its artistic quality and the universalism of its story. The rhythms of swimming and the omnipresence of water give the film a contemplative flair, in which the rebirth of two men of different generations takes place.  Forsaking the pressure to conform to the contemporary world – in this case achieving victory at any cost – the film highlights the importance of self-giving in order to attain the courage to face everyday life.