Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 May 2015

Breathe In kicks off film festival

Director Drake Doremus and Felicity Jones arrive for the screening of Breathe In
Director Drake Doremus and Felicity Jones arrive for the screening of Breathe In

The European premiere of Breathe In has kicked off the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

The film, starring Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce, was the first of almost 150 films being showcased at this year's 12-day festival.

The movie tells the story of Sophie, played by Felicity, a gifted young British exchange student who goes to stay with a family in New York and ends up having an affair with the father, a cello player and music teacher played by Guy. It has been described as an emotionally intense portrait of relationships at breaking point.

Chris Fujiwara, the festival's artistic director, said it was an ideal start to the 2013 festival.

He said: "Breathe In is a film that exhibits a lot of the qualities that I look for in films all the time from anywhere in the world.

"It's beautifully subtle. It's beautifully emotionally involving. There are layers in this film that are just unbelievable - of personality, relationship, feeling. It's really a beautiful mood piece and this is something that I'm always drawn to in an film.

"I think it sets the tone wonderfully for the festival this year."

Mr Fujiwara was speaking on the red carpet at the opening night gala screening at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre.

He was joined at the premiere by Hollywood star Brian Cox and Trainspotting actor Ewen Bremner, as well as Felicity Jones, Breathe In director Drake Doremus and EIFF patron Mark Cousins.

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