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Breathe In

4

Something romantic in the air

Where Drake Doremus’ debut Like Crazy took a deceptively simple story of young love and imbued it with raw, specific power, his follow-up attempts the same trick with a May-September romance.

Reuniting Doremus with Felicity Jones and employing a similarly improv-led style, it centres on a frustrated teacher and failed musician (Guy Pearce) whose midlife crisis arrives in the form of a brilliant British exchange student (Jones).

What follows is chaste almost to a fault, trading on lingering glances and the spaces between words, but it’s a beautifully photographed slow dance led by two arresting performances.

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