All that Breaths

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17th April 2024

All That Breathes (2022), the first film ever to win Best Documentary at both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. It follows the story of two Muslim brothers, Nadeem and Saud, who run from their flat a tiny hospital for birds in Delhi.

They mainly rescue injured black kites struggling to survive in an overcrowded, rubbish-strewn contaminated environment. Director Shaunak Sen describes his film as a love story between man and bird, as the two brothers struggle to keep up with the sheer number of these magisterial creatures requiring treatment. He was certain he didn’t want to make a nature documentary or a ‘sweet film about nice people doing nice things’, but he wanted to reflect on the entanglement of human and non-human lives. With beautiful, sweeping shots of kites in flight, Sen makes the case to reconsider these abundant, disdained carnivores.‘Birds normally occupy the fringes of our vision. I wanted to centre them’.
A stone-cold masterpiece     Film Companion Magazine,

There is no denying this movies power     New York Times.

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All That Breathes | February 7, 2023 (United States) 7

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Countries: United Kingdom, India, United StatesLanguages: Hindi

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