"The imaginative world of a 9-year-old girl is superbly captured…takes its place among memorable Iranian films about childhood from masters like Kiarostami."
Iran’s first-ever Oscar submission to be directed by a woman, Breath is set during the tumultuous time in the late 1970s and early 1980s spanning the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. The film follows Bahar (Sareh Nour Mousavi, in a riveting performance), a young girl who retreats into imagination, fantasy, and folklore in the face of the conflict around her. Using short animated sequences and intimate voice-overs, this visually impressive film beautifully evokes a child’s perception of the world. (112 mins., DCP)
In Persian with English subtitles.
This film may not be suitable for children under 10. The film features a child dealing with the effects of poverty, war, illness, and a loving grandmother who nonetheless beats and curses at her grandchildren. Please call Director of Education Shelly Casto at (614) 688-3986 with questions.