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All That Breathes

Amidst the darkening backdrop of Delhi's apocalyptic air and escalating violence, two brothers devote their lives to protect one casualty of the turbulent times: the bird known as the Black Kite. (NR, 97 min.)


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In one of the world’s most populated cities, two brothers — Nadeem and Saud — devote their lives to the quixotic effort of protecting the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to the ecosystem of New Delhi that has been falling from the sky at alarming rates. Amid environmental toxicity and social unrest, the ‘kite brothers’ spend day and night caring for the creatures in their makeshift avian basement hospital. Director Shaunak Sen (Cities of Sleep) explores the connection between the kites and the Muslim brothers who help them return to the skies, offering a mesmerizing chronicle of inter-species coexistence. []

Starring: Mohammad Saud, Nadeem Shehzad
Director: Shaunak Sen

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"A soaring visual masterpiece..."

— Josh Flanders, Chicago Reader

"[A] tiny marvel of a documentary..."

— Dan Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter

"All That Breathes is a remarkable, vital work of cinema."

— Nick Bradshaw, Sight & Sound

"Maybe the most beautifully realized documentary in recent memory."

— Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

"All That Breathes is a portrait of incredible grace amidst an overwhelming tragedy."

— Anupama Chopra, Film Companion

"Shaunak Sen's All That Breathes is a film as gorgeous as it is ambitious, as stirring as it is terrifying."

— Bilge Ebiri, Spirituality & Health

"All That Breathes is a powerful documentary with a message that needs to be felt down deep in the lungs."

— Michael Talbot-Hayne, Film Threat

"[A] strangely uplifting film, which is more of a meditation on the interconnectedness of life than an assemblage of facts."

— Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"Shaunak Sen’s documentary is a complex, thoughtful, quietly beautiful film about the ecosystem and human community."

— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Shaunak Sen’s documentary is both otherworldly and humanizing, as if it were bridging a gap between different forms of existence."

— Pat Brown, Slant Magazine

"A thoughtful, meditative thesis on humanity’s relationship with nature, filmed with the kind of cinematographic beauty most fiction filmmakers can only aspire towards."

— John Nugent, Empire

"Portrait of a city? Portrait of a pair of heroic brothers? Portrait of humanity on the brink of COVID? In this tiny marvel of a documentary, it’s a little and a lot all at once."

— Dan Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter

"The documentary uses the brothers and their relationship with the carrion birds as metaphors for the state of the environmental and political climate of India’s capital, forming a subtle subtext to the main account."

— Apariti Bhandari, Paste Magazine

"All That Breathes blends a verité-style character study with gorgeous nature cinematography while never losing the film’s overall commentary on how man interacts with nature—or merely chooses to destroy it through inaction."

— Brian Tallerico,

"Neither a nature documentary nor a political lecture, All That Breathes is a subtle, haunting reflection on the meaning of humanity — on the breathtaking kindness and heartbreaking cruelty that define our wounded, intrepid, predatory species."

— A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"As deliberate as the image-making often is, it’s always to train us in looking as the brothers do, to consider the breadth of life and interconnectedness in our world: Wherever you are, All That Breathes is asking, can you see what’s there, what needs your attention?"

— Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times