BREATHING wins 6 awards at the Austrian Film Awards

02/02/2012
Breathing, the upcoming feature from first-time filmmaker and actor Karl Markovics, swept the board at the Austrian Film Awards this week. The film tells the story of 19 year old Roman Kogler who, threatened with a life behind bars, takes on a probation job where he must finally confront the truth about his past.
 

Breathing received awards in six categories including best feature film, best director, best script, and best actor (Thomas Schubert). The success here adds to the nemerous awards the film has already won, which include:
 
Prix Label Europa Cinemas - Cannes Film Festival, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Film + Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Actor - Thomas Schubert + CICAE Award (Sarajevo Film Festival)
Emeric Pressburger Prize + International Ecumenical Award + Critics Award (Miskolc, Jameson CineFest)
Golden Eye for the Best Film in the German Language Feature Film Competition (Zurich Film Festival)
Grand Prix for best feature film of the competition + FIPRESCI Prize (Kiev, International Film Festival Molodist)
Best Film Award (São Paulo International Film Festival)
The "Young Film Lover's" Jury: Best Feature-length Film + The "Young Scriptwriters" Jury: Best Feature-length Film + Award of the Public: Best Feature-length Film (Gonfreville l'Orcher, Festival de cinéma du grain à démoudre)
Best Director Debut (Bydgoszcz, International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography)
Golden Goat for the best live-action film for young people (Poznan, International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!)
 

Breathing is released on 20th April 2012 - please visit the film theatrical page to find out more information and find out which cinemas the film is showing at.
 
 
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