Running Time: 8 minutes
Director: Margien Rogaar
Writer: Tjyying Liu
Starring: Yannick de Waal, Moo Miero and Roeland Fernhout
Language: Dutch (with English subtitles)
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection.
“On a trip to the lake, 12yo Erik feels deeply attracted to the father of his friend Sophie, and hatches a plan to express the extend of his love.”
… in 5 words:
Effectively simple yet innocently sweet.
… in 25 words:
Breath is an innocent and sweet tale of a young boy coming to terms with his sexuality and learning how to express feelings of ‘love’.
… in 50 words:
At 12, I had no comprehension of sexuality and certainly don’t remember being attracted to any of my friends fathers. However it happens, and Breath tells such a story in a way that makes you feel for Erik and understand the exploration and confusion in his thoughts, feelings and actions.