Breath

Breath

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Breath

Actor Simon Baker (The Mentalist) helms, co-writes and stars in this surf drama based on Tim Winton's best-selling novel. Set in mid-70s coastal Western Australia.

Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

2017Rating: M, Sex scenes & offensive language115 minsAustralia
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Flicks, Blake Howard

Flicks, Blake Howard

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Simon Baker (from T.V’s The Mentalist and L.A. Confidential) charges into the director’s chair with dramatic intensity and confidence, adapting Tim Winton 70s coming of age novel Breath. Set in an isolated coastal town in Australia, two ‘grommets’ (novice surfers) Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence) are drawn to the waves. As they embrace the chase and challenge a mysterious, battle-hardened, big wave master Sando (Baker) takes them under his wing and pushes them beyond their limits.

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Variety

Variety

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There have been plenty of good surfing documentaries, but very few good dramas about the sport - a short list on which "Breath" instantly earns a prominent spot.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Simon Baker’s directorial debut is poetic without being pretentious, capturing the natural beauty of the WA coast and the complexity of coming of age.

4.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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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.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Adapting Tim Winton’s acclaimed novel with assurance, affection and a keen understanding of its central search for identity, the measured and moving Breath proves a successful homecoming.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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An excellent, thematically complex, emotionally truthful coming of age story, and a truly impressive directorial debut…

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Flicks, Blake Howard

Flicks, Blake Howard

flicks

Simon Baker (from T.V’s The Mentalist and L.A. Confidential) charges into the director’s chair with dramatic intensity and confidence, adapting Tim Winton 70s coming of age novel Breath. Set in an isolated coastal town in Australia, two ‘grommets’ (novice surfers) Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence) are drawn to the waves. As they embrace the chase and challenge a mysterious, battle-hardened, big wave master Sando (Baker) takes them under his wing and pushes them beyond their limits.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

There have been plenty of good surfing documentaries, but very few good dramas about the sport - a short list on which "Breath" instantly earns a prominent spot.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Simon Baker’s directorial debut is poetic without being pretentious, capturing the natural beauty of the WA coast and the complexity of coming of age.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Adapting Tim Winton’s acclaimed novel with assurance, affection and a keen understanding of its central search for identity, the measured and moving Breath proves a successful homecoming.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

An excellent, thematically complex, emotionally truthful coming of age story, and a truly impressive directorial debut…

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