First images of Rob Brydon's Swimming With Men

by Vertigo Releasing, Amber Wilkinson

To celebrate the announcement that Rob Brydon's latest film Swimming With Men, will have its UK premiere as the closing film of Edinburgh International Film Festival, distributor Vertigo Releasing issued a set of images of Rob and his fellow cast, including Rupert Graves, Daniel Mays, Jane Horrocks and Thomas Turgoose, getting in the swim.

The film - which opens in Germany in June and will open across the UK on July 6 - stars Brydon as accountant Eric Scott, who finds himself in the throes of a mid-life crisis. After he joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers, he discovers that making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, give him escapism from the bumps in his work and marriage.

The ensemble cast also includes Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Charlotte Riley, Ronan Daly and Chris Jepson. Initially the men in the swim team keep their personal lives in the locker, but the ramshackle squad and coach Susan (Riley) slowly begin to reveal their inner lives, as well as their paunches. But can they get their routines, not to mention their lives, in sync as they embark on an unlikely journey to Milan to compete in the World Championship?

Swimming With Men is directed by Oliver Parker, whose previous films include Dad's Army, An Ideal Husband and Dorian Gray. It is scripted by Catherine Tate Show writer Aschlin Ditta, who also penned Scenes Of A Sexual Nature.

Speaking about the film's gala slot at Edinburgh, Parker said: "I can’t think of a better place for our intrepid swimmers to take the plunge.”

Click an image below to view a larger version.

Share this with others on...
News

Rendez-Vous With French Cinema smiles When Margaux Meets Margaux, The Art Of Seduction, Amanda and The Trouble With You

A date with darkness Adam Christian Clark on the horrors of the dating scene and making Newly Single

Body and soul To Dust post-screening discussion with Géza Röhrig, Shawn Snyder, and Jason Begue

'This movie invites you to think' Viggo Mortensen on preparing for Green Book

Shared humanity Shawn Snyder on Matthew Broderick, Géza Röhrig and To Dust

Bruno Ganz dies Atom Egoyan pays tribute

The Apollo to open Tribeca Robert De Niro calls it "a symbol of the creative spirit of New York"

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest from the Berlinale.



We're looking forward to the Glasgow Film Festival.



We still have reviews coming in from Sundance.



We've recently been covering the French Film Festival UK, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, the Marrakech Film Festival and Talinn Black Nights .



Read our full for recent coverage.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

We've got a great pack of goodies to celebrate the release of Alita: Battle Angel, plus a copy of Bad Times At The El Royale up for grabs in our latest competitions.