Archive of films Still Breathing / Still Breathing
2001, 26 min
Section: Documentary Films in Competition
33-year-old Australian Rob Fraser has suffered from an incurable lung disease since birth. Without a trace of sentiment, he speaks about his illness, his hopes, joys and his ultimate death.
Young Australian Rob Fraser has always known that his life would be somewhat condensed. His serious lung disease – cystic fibrosis – doesn’t offer any alternatives. Rob counts his age in “dog” years. Although, at first glance, he seems a healthy person, at the age of 33 his actual physical condition is that of someone three times his age. He speaks openly about the end of his life, without a trace of sentiment. Using Rob’s own commentary, director Charlotte Roseby uses stylised images to present the reality of his life: his illness and vexation, but also his hopes and joys.
About the film
Black & white, 16 mm
|Section:||Documentary Films in Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Jenni Meaney|
|Producer:||Nell White, Charlotte Roseby|