The Pool is the story of Venkatesh, a “room boy” working at a hotel in Panjim, Goa, who sees from his perch in a mango tree a luxuriant garden and shimmering pool hidden behind a wall. In making whatever efforts he can to better himself, Venkatesh offers his services to the wealthy owner of the home. Not content to simply dream about a different life, Venkatesh is inquisitive about the home’s inhabitants – indeed about the world around him – and his curiosity changes the shape of his future.
Winner – Special Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival
Nominated – Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival
Nominated – John Cassavetes Award – Independent Spirit Awards