Review by: Mut “hi-there” Asheru
Very early on through dark lighting, abandoned locations and a lonely winding road the Korean short film BREATHE ME effectively creates a sense of overwhelming hopelessness the main characters must feel given their situation. A high school boy and a girl give birth to a baby inside an abandoned bus. The two kids are at a loss what to do in front of a vulnerable creature they have made. They go back and forth between the idea of coldly abandoning the baby or leaving it on a church’s doorstep. And yes, there are adults along the way wondering just what might be up with these two…but a’las still just a tad bit clueless.
More importantly, the two young actors performances pulls you’re empathy and emotional investment. BREATHE ME, directed by Han Eun-young is very well-lit for an event that takes place in the middle of the night allowing the viewer to perhaps see a better path for the kids to take in all that darkness surrounding them.