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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.

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.


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Drama, Sport


Rating: M Mature themes, sex scenes and coarse language


FilmInk (Australia)


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

Variety (USA)


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.

Sydney Morning Herald


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.

Hollywood Reporter


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.

The Guardian (AU)


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.

Screen International


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.