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“Breathe”, Wednesday, March 16th, 7 pm at Alpine Playhouse


The McCall Film Society presents “ Breathe”, Wednesday, March 16th at 7 pm at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave., McCall. “Breathe” is a coming-of-age tale centered on the friendship of two young girls that quickly turns dark with jealousy and obsession. Scott Foundas of Variety says Director “Mélanie Laurent offers a compelling, superbly acted portrait of an adolescent friendship perched on the brink of obsession.”

A taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations, “Breathe”, directorial effort from Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Beginners), is an assured adaptation of the sensational French young adult novel of the same name. Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either, and Charlie grows tired of her staid friends. Enter Sarah (Lou de Laâge), a confident and charismatic new transfer student who brings with her an alluring air of boldness and danger. The two form an instant connection, and through shared secrets, love interests and holiday getaways their relationship deepens to levels of unspoken intimacy. But with this intimacy comes jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and soon the teens find themselves on a dangerous trajectory toward an inevitable and unforeseen collapse.

Stephon Holden of the New York Times writes, “Joséphine Japy and Lou de Laâge give phenomenal performances in this tale of a relationship that curdles into an anguished, increasingly vicious power struggle. Their emotions are so intense that watching ‘Breathe’, you may feel trapped inside the relationship that consumes them.” “Breathe” was showcased at Cannes Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival.

Advanced tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting Thursday March 10 until 3 pm Wednesday, the day of the show. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free.

Rotten Tomatoes Review

New York Times Review

Interview with Director Mélanie Laurent