Breathing Reviews

September 4, 2012
A film of unreconciled impulses, Breathing is by turns vaguely sentimental and cooly detached in a manner that's ultimately more off-putting than it is complementary.
August 31, 2012
Elegant cinematography by Martin Gschlacht, one of Austria's most sought-after lensers, gives "Breathing" added depth.
August 30, 2012
"Breathing" stands as a sure-handed look at an individual's slow journey toward realization.
August 28, 2012
Markovics shows a keen attention to performers that you'd expect from a thespian-turned-director.
April 20, 2012
Not exactly life-affirming, but Schubert's performance is so eloquent and Markovics's direction so sure that the film blazes with an extraordinary power.
April 19, 2012
Markovics's script circles around the themes of death and life in thoughtful and elegant ways: it is a well-carpentered screenplay which bears every sign of having been a labour of love, worked on fruitfully over many years.
April 19, 2012
As an actor-turned-director film, Markovics bracing debut is up there with Xavier Beauvois' of Gods and Men.
November 18, 2011
There's no superficial flash here, just patient and compassionate storytelling gradually immersing us in this young man's world, as first-timer Schubert's vulnerable adolescent grows up before our very eyes.