7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$3 - $4

Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-3535

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"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.

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