Narrative Feature | 95 minutes

HIFF 2018

 Conflict & Resolution

Directed by
Ísold Uggadóttir

Produced by
Skúli Malmquist

Written by
Ísold Uggadóttir

Kristín Thóra Haraldsdóttir, Babetida Sadjo, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson

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.