I Am Breathing

2013, Documentary, 1h 13m

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Filmmakers follow the decline and eventual death of Neil Platt, a 33-year-old Scottish architect diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.

Cast & Crew

Noé Mendelle
Executive Producer
Four Tet
Original Music
Jim Sutherland
Original Music
Emma Davie
Cinematographer
Peter Winther
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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (2)

  • [An] unforgettably moving documentary.

    September 5, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Because directors Emma Davie (Platt's widow) and Morag McKinnon spend little time explaining his medical condition, the video doesn't function as a case study.

    January 30, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon deliver an achingly reflective look at the life of a man struggling with ALS.

    September 17, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Part impressionistic abstract of his day-to-day experience merging with idyllic memories, part letter to his toddler son Oscar, "Breathing" takes its humorous, contemplative tonal cues from Neil himself ...

    September 12, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • "I Am Breathing" is an earnest and important film. It deserves to be seen by anyone who is interested in documentaries and anyone who is interested in the simple human stories movies too often overlook.

    September 10, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Platt and his story are inherently moving, and co-directors Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon wisely employ a light, unobtrusive touch as their camera captures the erosion of Platt's health.

    September 9, 2013 | Full Review…

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