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The Trailer For ‘BREATHE’ Starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy

June 29, 2017


Bleecker Street has released the first trailer and poster for Andy Serkis’ feature directorial debut BREATHE, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. The film will screen at the 61st BFI London Film Festival on Opening Night.

Based on the true story of Robin Cavendish, Breathe is a heart-warming and highly-emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.

Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Garfield) has his whole life ahead when he is paralysed by polio while in Africa and given just months to live. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination inspire him to lead a long and fulfilled life. Together they refuse to be limited by expectations, dazzling others with their humor, courage and lust for life.

Written by William Nicholson and Serkis. Serkis delivers an impressive directorial debut with this inspirational true story of love without limits.

Claire Stewart, BFI London Film Festival Director said:

“We are proud to be opening the 61st BFI London Film Festival with a film that is a beacon for remarkable British talent: the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, compelling performances from a stellar cast led by Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, and a story of universal resonance that is also deeply personal for producer Jonathan Cavendish. BREATHE is not only an inspirational love story, it is also a film about two truly indomitable spirits who defy the odds and the sceptics to pave the way for change.”

Serkis said:

“On behalf of the cast and crew of BREATHE, we are absolutely thrilled and deeply honoured to be the Opening Gala performance in this year’s incredibly richly diverse and world-class BFI London Film Festival. BREATHE is a deeply personal story to all of us at The Imaginarium and to have the European premiere of my directorial debut in London, my hometown, is beyond my wildest dreams.”

Also starring Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander as Robin’s devoted, long-time friends. Stephan Mangan and Dame Diana Rigg, with a soundtrack by acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney. Jonathan Cavendish from The Imaginarium Studios produces, upon whose parents’ story the film is based.

The premiere will take place on Wednesday, October 4 at the Odeon Leicester Square. Director Andy Serkis, producer Jonathan Cavendish, and lead actors Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy are expected to attend along with other members of the cast and crew. There will also be a live cinecast of all the excitment from Leicester Square and simultaneous screenings taking place at cinemas across the UK.

STX will release the film across the UK and Ireland on October 27, while Bleecker Street will release it on October 13 in the US.

The 61st BFI London Film Festival takes place from Wednesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 15, 2017.

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