Breath

Breath

(2017)

Actor Simon Baker (The Mentalist) helms, co-writes and stars in this surf drama based on Tim Winton's best-selling novel. Set in mid-70s coastal Western Australia.... More

Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.Hide

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  • An excellent, thematically complex, emotionally truthful coming of age story, and a truly impressive directorial debut… Full Review

  • There have been plenty of good surfing documentaries, but very few good dramas about the sport - a short list on which "Breath" instantly earns a prominent spot. Full Review

  • Like taking a dip in alluring yet choppy surf, as its characters do often, it's equally vivid and calm, swelling with emotion yet still in its approach. Full Review

  • Observed with warmth and sensitivity, this is a rewarding coming-of-age drama that features terrific performances from two young newcomers in the central roles. Full Review

  • Simon Baker’s directorial debut is poetic without being pretentious, capturing the natural beauty of the WA coast and the complexity of coming of age. Full Review

  • Adapting Tim Winton’s acclaimed novel with assurance, affection and a keen understanding of its central search for identity, the measured and moving Breath proves a successful homecoming. Full Review