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Solveig Anspach offers tender and funny posthumous rom-com in Cannes

Solveig Anspach offers tender and funny posthumous rom-com in Cannes
By Euronews

<p>The Cannes screening of French-Icelandic rom-com ‘The Together Project’, was tinged with sadness as it came less than a year after the premature death of its director, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0030681/">Solveig Anspach</a>. </p> <p>The third and final installment in an offbeat comedy trilogy, it tells the story of Samir, who falls head-over-heels in love with Agathe. </p> <p>When he finds out she is a swimming teacher, he enrolls for lessons at the pool where she works – pretending he can’t swim. But she soon finds out he is lying and writes him off as a fake. </p> <p>The plot then takes Agathe to Iceland for a convention, where, stopping at nothing to prove her his love, Samir follows her. </p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7XKM2zqzoMw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>While it features all the tried and tested rom-com themes, ‘The Together Project’ bears Anspach’s trademark wacky sense of humour, offering some truly laugh-out-loud moments. </p> <p>The film’s success also relies on spot-on performances by the two main protagonists, whose on-screen and underwater chemistry works wonders, as well as a top notch supporting cast.</p> <p>Water also plays a major role in this movie, melting away the barriers between defensive Agathe and timid Samir, in some very tender aquatic scenes.</p>