AND BREATHE NORMALLY
Narrative Feature | 95 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/6/2018 and 10/7/2018
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Directed By
Ísold Uggadóttir

Produced By
Skúli Malmquist

Written By
Ísold Uggadóttir

Featuring
Kristín Thóra Haraldsdóttir
Babetida Sadjo
Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson


New York Premiere

2018 | English/Icelandic/Creole | Iceland/Sweden/Belgium

The disparate paths of a struggling Icelandic single mother and an asylum-seeking Guinea-Bissauan woman interweave in Ísold Uggadóttir’s (Screenwriters Lab 2015) award-winning first feature. Though they are initially divided by political and cultural discord, the two women gradually form an unlikely bond outside of the pre-ordained paths expected from their socio-political realities. Akin to the social-realist work of Ken Loach and the Dardennes Brothers, AND BREATHE NORMALLY is a sharply observed and unsentimental exploration of the migration crisis, and confirms Uggadóttir’s status as a rising star of Icelandic cinema.