In 2018, as part of British Council’s wider Inclusive Arts campaign, we presented ‘Breathe’ by Andy Serkis, at the 28th European Union Film Festival. The film was made accessible to viewers with hearing impairments via subtitles.
The film was screened on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at the National Gallery Singapore.
Title: Breathe – 2017 (120 mins) (PG 13)
Director: Andy Serkis
Actors: Andrew Garfield (Academy Award Nominee), Claire Foy (Golden Award Winner, star of Netflix's The Crown)
For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award® nominee Andrew Garfield, Golden Globe® winner Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.
Written by two-time Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson,and shot by three-time Academy Award winner Robert Richardson, Breathe is a heartwarming celebration of love and human possibility.