A gifted twelve year old, Jaehee uses an unorthodox healing method that propels her into conflict with her overbearing father.
Jaehee is a twelve year old girl with a special yet unorthodox gift that enables her to heal those who claim to be possessed. Her dad doesn’t believe she has any real power but has monetised the unique situation, readily accepting money from those desperate to find some peace and tranquility in their tormented lives. Her uneasiness with the deception grows putting her on a collision course with her domineering father.
"Family - a tenuous combination of love, duty, and connection and sometimes something darker. The combination of these things is a delicate balancing act and can be very fragile - one small fracture and the whole thing can shatter long before you realise it. My intention in making Breathe is to create a gentle story and wrap it inside a less than gentle environment. I wanted to lean into the contrast between the singularity of Jaehee's existence and the revelation of the much more mysterious and terrifying world that she confronts - both natural and supernatural.
While Breathe features something extraordinary happening I feel it will resonate with many of us who have struggled to forge an identity for ourselves; to break away from a cycle of boredom and expectation. Especially the ones who also need to step into the world around them just like I did."
-Director, Stephen Kang