Simon Baker with European premiere of BREATH at ZFF

03. October 2017

Simon Baker is to present his new film BREATH as a Gala Premiere at the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF). BREATH will celebrate its European premiere on October 5 at cinema Corso. Actor, writer and director Simon Baker will attend.

Simon Baker is a Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actor and director, honored with Best Actor nominations for the TV series’ THE MENTALIST and THE GUARDIAN. First gaining international attention when he starred in the Academy Award-winning L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, Simon has developed a varied oeuvre throughout his career. 


Notable films he has starred in include Michael Winterbottom’s thriller noir THE KILLER INSIDE ME, alongside with Casey Affleck and Kate Hudson; Ang Lee’s critically acclaimed RIDE WITH THE DEVIL; lauded box office success THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, opposite to Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway; and the Academy Award nominated feature MARGIN CALL, with Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irons and Demi Moore.

From 2001-2004, Simon starred in the TV series THE GUARDIAN, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series. In 2008, he began his role as the lead in the critically successful international hit THE MENTALIST. 


Western Australia in the 1970s: where no-man’s-land meets the end of the world and unceasing waves whip away at craggy rocks is where the sheltered Picklet and the impulsively adventurous Loonie spend their youth. Attracted by the charm of surfer Sando, the two discover a new passion, getting carried away by the waves. The two boys, Sando and his wife Eva develop a deep friendship. As the boys’ new surf guru, Sando is soon challenging the teenagers to an adrenaline-fuelled rush that is harbouring mortal danger… Based on the eponymous book by Tim Winton, this coming-of-age drama by director and lead actor Simon Baker captivates its audience not only with an extraordinary ensemble of actors.