• Breath (2018)

Breath

Release Date: June 1st, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

In the 1970s, in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast, two teenage boys, Pikelet and Loonie, are hungry for discovery. The pair form an unlikely friendship with Sando, a mysterious older surfer and adventurer who pushes the boys to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

Cast: Simon Baker, Samson Coulter, Ben Spence, Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake, Miranda Frangou, Jacek Koman

Director: Simon Baker

Genres: Drama

Production Co: FilmRise, Screen Australia, Embankment Films, Gran Via Productions, See Pictures

Keywords: Relationships, Transformation, Friendship, Inspiring, Quest, House, Emotional, Passionate, Love, Growing up, Friend, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Sarah WardScreen International

    Like taking a dip in alluring yet choppy surf, as its characters do often, it’s equally vivid and calm, swelling with emotion yet still in its approach. show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Observed with warmth and sensitivity, this is a rewarding coming-of-age drama that features terrific performances from two young newcomers in the central roles. show more

  • 88
    Brent McKnightThe Seattle Times

    Strong performances by Samson Coulter, Ben Spence and Elizabeth Debicki anchor a delicate coming-of-age story that explores masculinity and fear, and, like surfing, is equally about what’s beneath as on the surface show more

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Awards

Winner Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Editing
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Cinematography
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Casting
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)