Breathing has a 15 certificate and tells the story of a 19 year old ex-convict, Roman Kogler (Thomas Schubert) who is trying to rebuild a normal life and get his parole from a juvenile detention centre. The film is in German and was both written and directed by Karl Markovics. It has been praised for its minimalist approach to its subject and was chosen to be Austria's entry for the 84th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Roman was put into the detention centre for the murder of another teenager. He is shunned outside and fails several times in his attempts to find a job. A condition of his being given parole is that he has permanent work and eventually he is accepted at an undertaker's. Roman tries to trace his mother, who abandoned him as a baby after trying to suffocate him. When he does, he lies about his job but she finds out the truth.
Curzon Cinema, Wed 6th Nov, times tbc
Tickets £6.80 adults, £4.80 concessions, available by calling 01323 731441 or in person at the Box Office (3pm to 7pm daily).