The pain of love and the strains of fidelity seem to be recurring themes in the burgeoning career of filmmaker Drake Doremus. He burst onto the scene with the long distance romancer “Like Crazy,” turned an Intel/Toshiba promo opportunity into the web series “The Beauty Inside” (watch it here) and now returns to the bruising pangs of love with “Breathe In.” And the first trailer is here to provide a window into what he’s conjured for his latest.
Re-teaming with his “Like Crazy” lead Felicity Jones, and rounding up Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan, “Like Crazy” tells the story Keith (Pearce), a former rock musician and current music teacher, who has uneasily settled into a suburban life with his wife Megan (Ryan), though the fire in their marriage has long since extinguished. But some of that passion fire is sparks when Keith allows Sophie (Jones), a English foreign exchange student, stay with his family for her final semester. As you’ll see, boundaries and lines are crossed, and lives forever changed.
It’s a movie we called “emotionally poignant and heartbreaking” when we saw it earlier this year at Sundance, and it’s one to definitely keep an eye out for. “Breath In” opens in the U.K. on July 19th, and later this year in the U.S. via Cohen Media Group. Trailer and new photos below. [Guardian]