Unbearable Lightness: Melanie Laurent’s Breathe

“When you’re passionate, are you more free or less free?” A high school teacher poses this question to his class, and studious protagonist Charlie (Joséphine Japy) cites Nietzsche to answer: “It’s easier to renounce passion than control it. Meaning, we become so preoccupied by it that we lose a kind of freedom.” The excerpted lesson concludes […]