Children's Film Festival Seattle 2019 – Breath
$12 General Admission
(Farsi with English subtitles) Seattle premiere!
The first-ever official Iranian entry by a female filmmaker for Best Foreign Film of the Academy Awards, this sweeping film tells the story of a girl, Behar, who lives a life spun from folklore and stories with her head in a book. But growing up in Yazd in the ’70s and ’80s, she’s at the center of a country in turmoil: The Shah is overthrown, Ayatollah Khomeini rises to power, and the first shots are fired in a bitter and protracted war with Iraq. Over the span of years, Bahar finds daydreaming in her own fantasy world is the only way she can make sense of the pain and suffering warring humans inflict on one another.
Content advisory: The film may be suitable for some mature children aged 12 and older. The film includes scenes of sick adults and the character of a loving grandmother who nonetheless beats and curses her grandchildren.