16 January 2019

Breath (Surfing Night)

Mount Martha

Breath

Breath (Surfing Night)

Breath

Running time

115 mins

Release date

2018

Genre

Drama

The Guardian called Breath “a surfer film with soul and gravitas”, which perfectly encapsulates why we chose it for The Briars Surfing Night. Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning novel of the same name, Simon Baker’s feature film directorial debut Breath follows two teenage boys, Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence), growing up in a remote stretch 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. This is a film which depicts surfing in all its glory while capturing the stunning natural beauty of the WA coast and the complexity of coming of age.

Doors open

6:00 pm

Film starts

8:45 pm

Watch the trailer

Reviews

“The surf movie Breath, directed by Simon Baker, tells an appealing, familiar coming-of-age story of a boy and his friend who take divergent paths as innocence gives way to prickly adult complication…”
“The surf movie Breath, directed by Simon Baker, tells an appealing, familiar coming-of-age story of a boy and his friend who take divergent paths as innocence gives way to prickly adult complication…”

The New York Times (Mahola Dagnis)

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The New York Times (Mahola Dagnis)

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“Baker keenly captures the beckoning magnetism of active waters, not to mention the searching souls - young and experienced - who gravitate toward its dangers…”
“Baker keenly captures the beckoning magnetism of active waters, not to mention the searching souls - young and experienced - who gravitate toward its dangers…”

The Los Angeles Times (Robert Abele)

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The Los Angeles Times (Robert Abele)

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