Cohen Media Group
Middle-aged high school music teacher Keith Reynolds (Guy Pearce) lives a comfortable if unexciting life in a suburb north of New York City with his wife Megan (Amy Ryan) and teenage daughter Lauren (Mackenzie Davis). Keith is an accomplished cellist but he can't seem to progress beyond being a substitute player in a New York orchestra. However, he is reenergized when teenage British exchange student and piano prodigy Sophie (Felicity Jones) comes to stay with the family. The mutual attraction between teacher and student is immediate - despite the fact that Sophie is the same age as Lauren.
WHEN AN EXCHANGE STUDENT MOVES IN WITH HIS FAMILY, A MIDDLE-AGED TEACHER LEARNS HE HASN'T OUTGROWN LOVE
Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones Star in the Delicately Moving New Drama From Director Drake Doremus, Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on August 12, 2014
A bored and restless married man finds his emotional life rekindled by the arrival of a young soul mate in the exquisite new drama Breathe In, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by Cohen Media Group on August 12, 2014. SRPs are, respectively, $24.99 and $20.99.
The "breathtakingly beautiful" (Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist) Breathe In is an intense drama about forbidden love, the stunning follow-up to writer-director Drake Doremus' award-winning Like Crazy. The new film stars Like Crazy's Felicity Jones, the rising young actress acclaimed for The Invisible Woman and The Tempest, SAG Award winner Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential, The King's Speech) and Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone).
Middle-aged high school music teacher Keith Reynolds (Pearce) lives a comfortable if unexciting life in a suburb north of New York City with his wife Megan (Ryan) and teenage daughter Lauren (Mackenzie Davis, TV's Halt and Catch Fire). Keith is an accomplished cellist but he can't seem to progress beyond being a substitute player in a New York orchestra. However, he is reenergized when teenage British exchange student and piano prodigy Sophie (Jones) comes to stay with the family. The mutual attraction between teacher and student is immediate - despite the fact that Sophie is the same age as Lauren. When Keith and Sophie's shared passion for music progresses to passion for each other, the forbidden relationship threatens to destroy everything Keith and his family have created together.
Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times said, "The exquisitely calibrated BREATHE IN explores such a fraught mutual passion with honesty, intimacy and complete emotional involvement." The Cohen Media Group theatrical release is "a powerful ... nuanced ... mature film," raved Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter. "Jones and Pearce have a chemistry that's undeniably intoxicating and strikingly palpable," praised Rodrigo Perez on The Playlist. Michael Sragow of the Orange County Register, noting Doremus' process of having his actors improvise around a detailed story outline, said, "He's a whiz at eliciting spontaneous feeling from an intimate ensemble."
About Cohen Media Group (www.cohenmedia.net)
Formed in 2008 by Charles S. Cohen, an executive producer of multiple Academy Award nominee Frozen River, the COHEN MEDIA GROUP, LLC (CMG) produces and distributes select films throughout North America. Current and upcoming CMG releases include Lorraine Levy's The Other Son (winner of the Grand Prize and Best Director prize at the 2012 Tokyo International Film Festival); French director Francois Ozon's thriller In The House (San Sebastian Film Festival's winner of the Golden Shell and Best Screenplay award; Spain's official entry to the Academy awards, Blancanieves; Fernando Trueba's The Artist and the Model, starring Jean Rochefort and Claudia Cardinale; and Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri's The Attack, based on the international best-selling book by Yasmina Khadra. CMG's Cohen Film Collection (formerly the Rohauer Collection) includes some 700 cinema landmarks, including films by D.W. Griffith, Buster Keaton and Douglas Fairbanks, as well as foreign classics like Luis Bunuel's Tristana.
Street date: August 12, 2014
SRP: $24.99 (Blu-ray), $20.99 (DVD)
Running time: 97 minutes
Cohen Media Group
July 17, 2014, 7:31 am - PR