Don’t Breathe

DON’T BREATHE is a dark comedy set in Tbilisi, Georgia. It tells the story of Levan, a man in his forties, who is suddenly led to question his existence because of a routine medical examination. This apparently minor event turns into the complete reassessment of his life, as he finds himself caught in a downward spiral of paranoia and doubt as he fumbles his way through the theatre of the absurd that we call life. Then a serendipitous event occurs… Using a playful tone and humor, the film examines the psychological nature of mankind when our bearings get lost and our imagination takes over, highlighting our common fears, fragility, hopes and resilience. More subtly, the film is also a rather revealing metaphor of the current state of the country of Georgia, an ailing nation torn between tradition and modernity and the lure of Europe.

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
France

Year of Production
2014

Format
DCP

Length
86 min

Director
Nino Kirtadze

Production
Zadig Productions in co-production with Mouka Filmi, Arte France and Commune Image in collaboration with YLE

Original Language
Georgian, English

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Toronto IFF 2014
Jihlava IDF 2014
Tbilisi IFF 2014
Docpoint IDF Helsinki 2015
Docpoint IDF Talinn 2015
ZagrebDox 2015
Sofia IFF 2015
Docs Against Gravity IFF Warsaw 2015 (Honorable Mention)
Sheffield IDF 2015
Georgian FF London 2015
Astra FF Sibiu 2015
Minsk IFF LISTAPAD 2015