In the film BREATH OF LIFE, David Roux has created a portrait of a dedicated doctor, a touching experience and a challenging and thought-provoking film on the subject of life and death.
Simon, a ward physician at a hospital, is a young, up-and-coming doctor who is never fazed by anything. He goes about his work with dedication and professionalism.
When his mother is admitted, his private and professional worlds collide. Simon's perfect professional image is shaken. To save his mother, he not only crosses personal boundaries, but also medical boundari.
"I wanted the viewer to use the film as they will, without having feelings or value judgments imposed on them. I wanted the film to accompany Simon's development, to make what he is has an almost metaphysical dimension." (David Roux)