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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.22.15] France thriller drama

Mélanie Laurent is likely best known to Quiet Earth readers for her turn as Shosanna in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and for a role in Dennis Villeneuve's outstanding Enemy (review) but the French actress has aspirations to direct and she's been working behind the came for a number of years.

Breathe is Laurent's second feature film. It premiered in Cannes last year and has been making the festival rounds ever since. Adapted by Laurent and Julien Lambroschini from Anne-Sophie Brasme's novel of the same name, the movie stars Joséphine Japy and Lou de Laâge as Charlie and Sarah respectively, highschool girls who become inseparable best friends and whose bond verges, and perhaps crosses, into obsession.

The trailer begins as a light and breeze tale of girls falling in love but as it progresses, it devolves into something much darker and sinister than I expected, elevating Breathe from the list of interesting curiosities to keep an eye out for to something I absolutely have to try and see. Sadly, the movie doesn't yet have a US distributor but fingers crossed that this one won't get away unnoticed.

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