Breathe. Andy Serkis’s (Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) feature directorial debut, BREATHE, written by twice Academy Award-nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Les Misérables and Gladiator), is an inspirational true story of love without limits.
Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio. Against all advice, Robin’s beautiful wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life. BREATHE is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility; where deep friendship is rooted in honesty and seeing the funny side of life. A love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.
Based on the incredible true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness, had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled.
The film’s supporting cast members include Hugh Bonneville (Paddington and Paddington 2) and Tom Hollander (Jungle Book and The Night Manager) as Robin’s devoted, longtime friends.
Pemiered at the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 4th 2017.