This is a film about finding happiness. The only female chimney sweeper in Estonia, Francesko, travels from house to house, from chimney to chimney and finds herself in worlds that are so different from our everyday lives. On her way, passers-by come and touch the buttons of her uniform - this is supposed to bring them good luck. Francesko herself has to divide her attention between her alcoholic mother and a jealous boyfriend and no-one in her family is ever pleased. The gauche sincerity and blue gladness of the heroine enrich this slightly amusing film, hopefully helping the ones watching it come a little closer to understanding how to find happiness.The title word Breath has three meanings in Estonian: breathing (breath), spirit and soul (another being).
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Director Kullar Viimne (1980)
graduated from Baltic Film and Media School and studied also in FAMU film school in Prague. His documentaries have won several awards from different international film festivals. He is a director, scriptwriter, editor and cinematographer.
Filmography, documentaries: Quo Vadis? (2003), Godspeed (2004), Travelling Light (2006), Final Days (2006), No Finish Line (2009)