Starring Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield as Robin Cavendish and Golden Globe winner Claire Foy as Diana Cavendish, »Breathe« follows the couple’s life after Robin’s devastating 1958 polio diagnosis at the age of twenty-eight. Suddenly reckoning with a cruel new world of hospitals and respirators, Robin and Diana face the uncertain future armed with optimism and an unwavering love for each other. With the help of inventor Teddy Hall, the Cavendishes begin a legacy of revolutionary advocacy for the disabled. 
 
Directed by Andy Serkis and produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Robin and Diana’s son), »Breathe« presents disability compassionately and without condescension. In the vein of the critically acclaimed Stephen Hawking biopic »The Theory of Everything«, the film also offers an unabashed celebration of resiliency and hope. With its stellar cast and moving portrayal of human triumph, »Breathe« is an astonishingly assured directorial debut by Serkis.

Title
Breathe
Director
Andy Serkis
Country
Great Britain
Length
117 min
Festival
2017
Section
Icons
Language
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2017
Original title
Breathe
Cast
Claire Foy, Diana Rigg, Andrew Garfield
Producer
Jonathan Cavendish
Script
William Nicholson
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