ALL THAT BREATHES
As legions of birds fall from New Delhi’s darkening skies, and the city smoulders with social unrest, two brothers race to save a casualty of the turbulent times: the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to their city's ecosystem.
Nadeem and Mohammed (and their hilarious sidekick/assistant, Salik) are faced with more and more sick birds, as the air quality in Delhi is increasingly inhospitable to life—not to mention boom-and-bust funding for their operation and poignant episodes of fraternal conflict. And the birds themselves are miraculously strange: bestial and vulnerable, beautiful and terrifying at once. With patient, unforgettable sequences of wildlife persisting amid the toxicity of modern life, All That Breathes is one of the year’s strangest and most haunting films. Taylor Antrim, Vogue