The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Lewes Public Library present BREATHE as February’s film for the Around the World series. BREATHE, a French drama, will be shown 7:00PM on Wednesday, February 3 at Metropolitan Community Church (MCC Rehoboth) located at 19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
A subtle coming-of-age story centered on the friendship of two young girls, BREATHE is an adaptation of the popular French novel of the same name. Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their lives to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either, and Charlie grows weary of her sedate friends. When new transfer student, Sarah (Lou de Laâge), arrives, the two form an instant connection and they soon become inseparable. But with such intense intimacy comes jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and the friendship soon unravels with devastating consequences for everyone.
BREATHE was directed by Mélanie Laurent who also gave us INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and BEGINNERS. BREATHE was nominated for a Queer Palm award at the Cannes Festival and a Jury Award at the Atlanta Film Festival. The VILLAGE VOICE’S Stephanie Zacharek says, “Laurent has such a deft touch — and is so delicately in tune with her two lead actresses — that she makes you believe you're seeing it all for the first time.” In French with English subtitles. [2014, France, Runtime: 91 minutes, No Rating)
Around the World is a series that presents critically acclaimed, international independent films. For more information, please check the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com, call the Film Society at 302-645-9095, ext. 2, or call the Lewes Public Library at 302-645-2733. This film series is free and open to the public but donations are encouraged.