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Simon Baker’s  much anticipated debut feature BREATH held its Sydney premiere recently at Randwick Ritz. I am pleased to say that the film is worthy of the hype which it has been receiving. This is a worthy, fine new Australian movie.

BREATH is set in a coastal town in Western Australia and follows the journey of two restless teenage boys and surfie types, Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie(Ben Spence). They are lost souls until they form friendships with an older man, Sando (Simon Baker) and his sultry wife, Eva (Elizabeth Debicki). The eccentric couple push the boys out of their comfort zones, getting them to ride ever bigger waves both literally and metaphorically.

This is one of those films which put a spell on you. Minutes into the movie and I am taken in following their adventures  The acting is uniformly good and the cinematography even better

At its very heart, the film, an adaptation of one of Tim Winton’s finest novels, is about we humans needing to find our own true path through life. I was reminded of the famous Robert Frost poem – ‘two paths diverged in a wood/I took the path less travelled by/ and that has made all the difference

Make a difference to your routine and catch your BREATH soon after it opens this Thursday.



BREATH is the directorial debut of Simon Baker and ahead of the release in cinemas nationally on May 3rd, Roadshow will be holding an advance screening on Tuesday, 1st May at Event George Street.

Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia, BREATH follows two teenage boys, Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence), growing up in a remote corner of the Western Australian coast. Hungry for discovery, the pair form an unlikely friendship with Sando (Simon Baker), a mysterious older surfer and adventurer, who pushes the boys to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

Directed and starring Simon Baker, the stellar cast also includes Elizabeth Debicki,  Rachael Blake, Jacek Koman and Richard Roxburgh.

You can watch a trailer for the film here and there is more information at the Roadshow website or at the official Facebook.

To celebrate the release of BREATH, thanks to Roadshow  we’re giving away 10 double passes to an advance screening of the production at Event Cinemas George Street #11 Tuesday 1st May. Arrivals from 6:15pm, film starts 6:30pm.  
To be in the running to win a double pass email (editorialstaff.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com) with BREATH as the subject. Competition closes midnight Thursday 26th April, 2018.  Only winners will be notified.


Sydney Film Festival Number 63 has come and gone again for another year. The Festival attracted many celebrities. These are some of my favourite pics.

Mel Gibson
Grainnie Humphreys, Simon Field, Robert Connolly- panelists on the Sydney Film Festival main jury
Judy Davis
Margaret Pomeranz & son Joshua
Ursula Yovich
Ewen Leslie and partner
Jack and Billy Thompson
David Gulpilil
David Stratton
Lord Mayor Of Sydney Clover Moore
Simon Baker & Bryan Brown
Leo & Anne Schofield
Josie Lacey & Walt Secord MP
Damien Walshe-Howling and Hugo Weaving
Dan MacPherson & Brooke Satchwell
Helen and Michael Caton
Gillian Armstrong & Bruce Pleffer
Alex Greewich MP
Tasma Walton
John Jarrett