Documentary film ALL THAT BREATHES, directed by Shaunak Sen (“Cities of Sleep”) and nominated for an Oscar®, will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on Tuesday, February 7 (9:00-10:40PM ET/PT).
In ALL THAT BREATHES, two brothers risk everything to save the black kite, a regal bird of prey crucial to New Delhi’s environment that has been mysteriously disappearing. The ‘kite brothers’ devote their days and nights to tending to the creatures in their makeshift avian basement hospital, despite the toxicity of the environment and social instability. This fascinating chronicle of animal and human interdependence focuses on the bond between the kites and the Muslim brothers who assist in their release back into the sky.
In the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, ALL THAT BREATHES won the Grand Jury Prize and was hailed as “one of the best pictures of 2022” by The New York Times. It made history in May of last year when it took home the Golden Eye Award for Best Documentary at Cannes, making it the first film to win Best Documentary honors at both Sundance and Cannes. The film was released theatrically by Submarine Deluxe and Sideshow and has gone on to win Best Documentary Feature at the Gotham Awards; four IDA Awards, including Best Documentary Feature; and two Cinema Eye Honors, including Outstanding Documentary Feature. ALL THAT BREATHES is also nominated for Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards and BAFTA Awards and is nominated by the DGA, PGA and ASC.
HBO Documentary Films presents ALL THAT BREATHES in association with Submarine Deluxe and Sideshow; a Kiterabbit Films and Rise Films production in collaboration with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios. Director, Shaunak Sen; producers, Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann, Teddy Leifer; executive producers, David Guy Elisco, Sean B. Carroll; co-producer, Florrie Priest; associate producers, Sam Stanley, Guy Horlock; editor, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen; cinematography, Benjamin Bernhard, Riju Das, Saumyananda Sahi.