one-deep-breath-antonyThe Open Reel acquires international rights for distribution and festivals of the second long feature film directed by Antony Hickling, One Deep Breath.

Starring, among others, the César and Jean Gabin awards Manuel Blanc (Don’t Kiss), Stéphanie Michielini (Wild Side) and Thomas Laroppe (A Common Thread), One Deep Breath tells the story of Maël, trying hard to cope with his partner Adam’s suicide as well as their troubled past together. Patricia, also one of Adam’s lovers, gets herself into danger in her attempt to help Maël in his grief.

Having originally trained at The Arden School Of Theatre in Manchester for 4 years, Antony Hickling went on to work as an actor in the UK before moving to France to complete his Masters Degree and PhD in stage arts, his chosen subject being Queer theory. Antony has since moved behind the camera, writing and directing a series of short films exploring the Queer theme. Up until now, all of his films have been self-produced and have made their way around independent film festivals world-wide, generating strong critical acclaim. Having recently worked on the latest Todd Verow documentary End of Cruising, he is has just finished to direct his second feature: One Deep Breath.

One Deep Breath, directed by Antony Hickling, France, 2014, 63′, col.