Short of Breath
- Jay Rosenblatt |
- 1990 |
- 10 minutes |
- COLOR/B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
A woman bends over backwards trying to be a good wife and mother. Her head is cut off from her heart. A doctor picks her brain. A boy inherits his mother's depression. SHORT OF BREATH is a haunting, emotional collage about birth, death, sex and suicide. It's like a punch in the stomach.
"SHORT OF BREATH is a Rorschach test with moving images instead of ink blots." - Vincent Canby, The New York Times
"A devastating little film." - Robin Wood, film critic/writer
Awards: First Prize, Experimental Narrative, Athens Film Festival; Best of Category, Bay Area Shorts, SF Int'l Film Festival; Judges' Commendation, Bucks County Independent Film Festival; Best Editing, Humboldt Int'l Film Festival; Second Place, Independent Film, Marin County Fair; Sinking Creek Film & Video Festival.
Exhibition: New Directors/New Films, Museum of Modern Art, NY; Sundance Film Festival; Pesaro Int'l Film Festival; Melbourne Int'l Film Festival; Museum of Modern Art, NY; No-Budget Film Festival, Hamburg; SF Cinematheque; Film Arts Festival, SF; Ann Arbor Festival Tour; Bucks County Festival Tour.