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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
TBC
Cast
Neil Platt
Louise Platt
Oscar Platt
Lynne Platt.
Directors
Emma Davie
Morag McKinnon.
Screenwriters
Running Time
72 minutes

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I Am Breathing
Deeply affecting documentary


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Plot
Stricken with Motor Neurone Disease and given only five months to live, 34 year-old architect Neil Platt sets about composing a letter to his baby son, Oscar. But what to tell him?


Review
I Am Breathing

The speed with which 34 year-old Neil is overtaken by motor neurone disease is terrifyingly delineated in this bold, intimate documentary. But his determination to savour his time with his wife and son are touching, humbling and inspirational.


Verdict
A deeply affecting glimpse of a man's quest to salvage beauty from tragedy.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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