Without Air (2023) poster

Without Air (2023)

1h 01 min

Ana, a dedicated literature teacher, finds herself in a challenging situation when she suggests the movie "Total Eclipse," directed by Agnieszka Holland, to her 17-year-old students as a means to deepen their understanding of Rimbaud's work and life. However, this seemingly innocent choice triggers accusations of misconduct due to the film's portrayal of the passionate relationship between poets Rimbaud and Verlaine.As Ana staunchly defends her decision, a series of events is set into motion like falling dominoes. The aftermath is far-reaching; the school's principal, Eva, grows distant, straining professional relationships within the institution. The ensuing scandal has a profound impact, not only on Ana's life but also on Victor, the student whose father lodges the initial complaint.Amid legal battles, the film exposes post-socialist prejudices that start to surface. The atmosphere around both Ana and Victor becomes increasingly stifling as societal biases cloud the perceptions of those involved."Without Air" embarks on an exploration of the profound theme of embracing diversity and fostering a sense of acceptance amidst the tapestry of human experiences. The film delves into the intricate challenges that educators confront within the realm of their profession, shedding light o