We’ve teamed up with the lovely chaps at Curzon Cinemas and Verve Pictures to offer our cine-literate readers a pair of tickets to a very special screening of Karl Markovics’ fabulous debut feature Breathing (2011) – our upcoming film of the week – at Curzon Renoir on Friday 20 April, featuring an exclusive Q&A with the director himself. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook fans, so if you haven’t already, head over to facebook.com/CineVueUK, ‘Like’ us, and then follow the instructions below.

Abandoned by his mother as a young child and raised in an orphanage, 19-year-old Roman Kogler (Thomas Schubert) is serving time in a juvenile detention centre having accidentally killed a boy of his own age in a brawl. A solitary boy with an uncommunicative attitude, Roman has no friends, family or connections to turn to in the outside world.

When threatened with a life behind bars unless he finds a job and sticks to it, Roman eventually finds a probation job shifting dead bodies at the municipal morgue in Vienna. The work is physically and emotionally draining and his co-workers are not exactly welcoming. But when Roman is one day faced with a dead woman who bears his family name, it occurs to him that this may be the mother who gave him up for adoption and he begins to explore his past.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Curzon Renoir’s special Breathing screening and Q&A on Friday 20 April, just answer this simple question.

Karl Markovic’s Breathing won the award for Best European Film during Directors’ Fortnight at which major festival?

a) Berlinale
b) Cannes
c) Venice

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Breathing’), answer and telephone number in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: facebook.com/CineVueUK.

Breathing is released in UK cinemas on 20 April, 2012 and will be our film of the week. For more info about this special screening of the film at Curzon Renoir, visit curzoncinemas.com.

The competition closes at 6pm on Wednesday 18 April, 2012.

Daniel Green


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