Breath of Life
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Festival in Media
Section: International Competition
Country: France 
Year: 2018

Breath of Life

93 minutes/color


Director: David Roux

Screenplay: David Roux, Julie Peyr

Cinematographer: Augustin Barbaroux

Producer: Candice Zaccagnino



Jérémie Renier, Zita Hanrot, Marthe Keller, Alain Libolt, Maud Wyler



ElianeAntoinette, Reboot Films

World sales:

Pyramide International



 Simon is an experienced doctor who rubs shoulders with death on a daily basis as part of his job in an intensive care unit. Like any good professional, he has learnt to shield himself from it. But when his mother is hospitalised in a nearby unit, and is in a critical condition, his private life and professional life clash spectacularly. Simon’s whole world, and all his certainties and beliefs, are shaken to the core – even to the extent of re-evaluating his career...



David Roux

David Roux was born in 1977 in Paris. Theater journalist for 15 years, he was also assistant director and literary manager in a film development company, Initiative Films, before starting the writing and directing of shorts (Leurjeunesse in 2012, Répétitions in 2014).

Breath of Life is his first feature.



2012 Their Youth (Short)

2015 Répétitions (Short)

2018 L'Ordre des médecins