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by Mark Dornford-May


Inspired by the opera La Boheme, Breathe – Umphefumlo moves the action from 19th century Paris to 21st century Khayelitsha, South Africa where struggling artists, writers and actors are surviving through wits on the margin of society.

original title: Breathe Umphefumlo
country: South Africa, Germany
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Mark Dornford-May
film run: 90'
release date: DE 27/08/2015
screenplay: Mark Dornford-May, Pauline Malefane
cast: Pauline Malefane, Mhlekazi Mosiea, Busisiwe Ngejane, Sifiso Lupuzi
cinematography by: Matthys Mocke
film editing: Tanja Hagen
music: Mandisi Dyantyis, Pauline Malefane
producer: Mike Downey, Sam Taylor
production: Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME), Propellerfilm, Advantage Entertainment, Isango Ensemble
distributor: Arsenal Filmverleih
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