While undergoing counseling, a terminally ill child stumbles upon a terrifying discovery that brings all of her concerns about the balance of life and death into a heart-stopping – and darkly empowering - new light. Stunningly directed, brilliantly performed and imbued with the creeping, white-knuckle atmosphere of a waking nightmare, BREAK MY BONES exists in a special place far outside the box. It quite literally may break you.
— Mitch Davis, Fantasia Film Festival
"A Gothic Delight"
Anthony Collamati’s Break My Bones is a gothic delight, full of dread-inducing camera angles coupled with slow-motion and slow-zooms galore. A young girl diagnosed with cancer learns to come to terms with her illness by having conversations with an elderly neighbor…and his hidden-away wife. Break My Bones is a shock to the system — the film is nasty, in the best possible way. “Are you old enough to hate yourself?” the old man asks the young girl at one point, and the question hangs there in the dusty air, weighing down on both the characters and the audience alike. Never overstaying its welcome, Break My Bones builds to a chillingly realized conclusion that seeps into your skin and stays there.
- Chris Evangelista, Cut Print Film
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23 min | 2016 | English language | USA