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Discover The Inspirational True Story Of The First British Woman To Swim The Channel

Kirsten Callaghan

Get ready to dive into the chilling waters of history with Picnik Entertainment’s latest release, “Vindication Swim.”

This cinematic masterpiece, set to hit UK cinemas exclusively on International Women’s Day, 8th March, pays homage to the indomitable spirit of Mercedes Gleitze.

Directed by the talented Elliott Hasler, “Vindication Swim” unravels the inspiring true story of Gleitze, the trailblazing woman who, in 1927, shattered the glass ceiling by becoming the first British woman to conquer the English Channel.

The film captures the essence of her upstream struggle, battling not only the icy waters but also the oppressive societal norms of 1920s England.

Brace yourself for an outstanding performance from Kirsten Callaghan, making her award-winning debut in the role of Mercedes Gleitze.

John Locke, James Wilby and Douglas Hodge

Produced by Relsah Films, Sea High Productions, and Arden Entertainment, boasts a stellar British cast, including John Locke, Victoria Summer, James Wilby, and Douglas Hodge.

As a rival emerges, claiming to have achieved the same feat, Gleitze finds herself thrust into a fierce battle to defend her record and legacy. The tension rises as the film unfolds, capturing the intensity of this historical showdown.

Writer and Director Elliott Hasler expressed his vision for the film, stating, “It was our aim to really submerge the audience into the waters of the English Channel and in that way hope to pay homage to the spirit of this incredible woman.

Everything you see on screen is real, all shot without the use of tanks, green screens or body doubles.

I want audiences to feel as if they are swimming right alongside Mercedes on her incredible journey and share in her love affair with the water.

“Vindication Swim” is not just a movie; it’s a tribute to the resilience and courage of Mercedes Gleitze, a true pioneer of her time.

Mark your calendars for International Women’s Day, as this film promises to celebrate the remarkable achievements of a woman who dared to defy the odds and swim her way into history.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this cinematic experience that brings to life the legacy of an extraordinary woman – Mercedes Gleitze.

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