FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- Jerusalem Film Festival, 2004
- Best Documentary nomination - Israeli Academy Awards
- Special Mention-Viennale
- Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature - Palm Springs International Film Festival
- Audience Award-Boston JFF
- Audience Award-Washington JFF
- Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
- #2 Audience Award Hot Docs 2005
- Grand Prix -Kiev International Film Festival
- Best Israeli Film - Berlin JFF
- Grand prix du public - Rencontres Internationales de Cinema a Paris
- Docupolis – Barcelona
- Mostra de Valencia
- Sao Paulo Int'l Film Festival
Sixty-five years later, director Yaron Zilberman meets the members of the swimming team in their homes around the world and arranges for them to have a reunion in their old swimming pool in Vienna. The journey evokes memories of youth and femininity as well as strengthening lifelong bonds. Told by the swimmers, now in their eighties, Watermarks is about a group of young girls with a passion to be the best. It is the saga of seven outstanding athletes who still swim daily as they age with grace. Above all, it is a celebration of life.
The New York Times, Stephen Holden
"Warm, deeply felt and frequently witty…an inherently fascinating story"
Jewish Week, George Robinson
"Incredible shared history,enthralling stories"
The Boston Globe, Wesley Morris
"A celebration of age and resilience"
Newsday, John Anderson
"Every detail...is vivid and arresting"