Magazine article Screen International

Breathe in to Open Edinburgh

Magazine article Screen International

Breathe in to Open Edinburgh

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67th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival runs June 19-30.

Drake Doremus' Breathe In [pictured] will receive its European premiere as the opening film of this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

Starring Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan, the film centres on a music teacher (Pearce) who privately reminisces about his days as a starving artist in the city. When his family decide to host a foreign exchange student (Jones), she reinvigorates the impulsiveness of his personality which ultimately pushes their seemingly perfect family into unfamiliar territory.

Doremus and Jones will be in attendance on the opening night on June 19.

Chris Fujiwara, EIFF artistic director, commented: "In a healthy year for American cinema, Breathe In is clearly a stand-out. It's an emotionally powerful, beautifully understated and intelligent work from director-writer Drake Doremus, who reveals tremendous sensitivity, style and skill. …

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