BREATHING by Karl Markovics: press reviews


Karl Markovics makes a very confident directorial debut with his small but perfectly formed slice of stylized social realism, Breathing.
Charles Gant, Variety

A sober, compelling drama distinguished by its intelligent restraint, controlled visual style and a matter-of-fact observational approach that gives it bracing dramatic integrity. Breathing marks an assured move into directing for Karl Markovics.
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Karl Markovics’ debut feature Breathing, presented in the Directors’ Fortnight, is a superb film?
Bénédicte Prot, Cineuropa

Ein warmes, erstaunlich sicheres Regiedebüt
Christoph Huber, Die Presse

Ein beachtlicher, warmherziger Einstand.
Christian Ude, Kleine Zeitung

Karl Markovics has delivered a very strong debut feature. The story of a young man released from prison who learns how to lead a new life resonates with a number of youth-related themes in films presented at Cannes this year: how to become an adult, how to deal with one’s parents, school, love. Markovics places more emphasis on the story than on aesthetics ? even if the photography is superb. The film is a sombre story but positive, full of life, bolstered by excellent actors. We very much hope that the Label will help the film to touch as wide a public as possible.
Jury’s statement Europa Cinemas Label