Observed with warmth and sensitivity, this is a rewarding coming-of-age drama that features terrific performances from two young newcomers.
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Based on the award-winning, international best-selling novel by Tim Winton, Simon Baker’s directorial debut BREATH follows two teenage boys, Pikelet and Loonie (newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence in breakthrough performances), growing up in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast. Hungry for discovery, the pair form an unlikely friendship with Sando (Simon Baker), a mysterious older surfer and adventurer who pushes the boys to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives. Also starring Elizabeth Debicki and Richard Roxburgh, BREATH is an authentic coming-of-age drama set in an idyllic 1970s coastal Australia.

"Tender and resonant." – Screen International

Featured as the opening night film at the Australian International Screen Forum at Film Society Lincoln Center

Played at

Monica Film Center, 6.08.18 - 6.14.18
Playhouse 7, 6.08.18 - 6.14.18
Rated NR
Runtime: 116 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Dennis Harvey, Variety
Having directed several episodes of his own long-running TV vehicle “The Mentalist,” Aussie actor Simon Baker makes a confident transition behind the camera to feature filmmaking with “Breath,” the tale of two teens’ introduction to surfing under an olde...