CORK CINE CLUB PRESENTS ‘BREATHING’
ON THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER
Screening in St. John’s Central College at 8pm
Cork Cine Club presents the Austrian film Breathing(Atmen) on Thursday 25 October at 8pm in St. John’s Central College. It is the third film in the Club’s seventh season of the best in world cinema.
The acclaimed directorial debut from veteran Austrian actor Karl Markovics (star of the Academy Award-winning The Counterfeiters), Breathing is an eloquent, affecting portrait of an incarcerated teenager attempting to win parole by working at a local morgue. Raised from birth in institutions, Roman is initially impassive and self-sabotaging in his behaviour. Soon, though, he begins to respect the solemn work of handling the dead, and starts to come to terms with his own youthful crime.
Breathing is distinguished by its intelligent restraint, controlled visual style and a matter-of-fact observational approach that gives it bracing dramatic integrity. It’s a brilliantly-nuanced portrayal of a teenager’s unexpected redemption that leads him back to his estranged family.
Director: Karl Marcovics. Austria, 2011. 94 minutes. Cert: CLUB. Language: Austrian (subtitled).
Other Cork Cine Club films in Season Seven to be shown in St. John’s Central College are: Free Men (France) on 1 Nov; Beauty (South Africa) on 8 Nov; Monsieur Lazhar (Canada) on 15 Nov; Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Turkey) on 22 Nov; Le Havre (France) on 29 Nov; Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Band (USA) on 6 Dec; The Kid With a Bike (France) on 13 Dec.
Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.